Moving Forward - The North Union Street Restoration Project

A traveler advisory package for the week of September 6, 2016, detailing the construction taking place along North Union Street as part of the North Union Complete Street Transformation Project.
The plantings along North Union Street are comprised of four different types of trees, eight types of shrubs, five grasses and 11 perennials.
Since roundabouts are new for our community, they bring some changes in how pedestrians must approach walking the streets of downtown Olean. Learn some tips for pedestrians entering a roundabout.
Support your local businesses and take advantage of the numerous parking options in downtown Olean.
Now that roundabouts are part of North Union Street, it is important to recognize that this new street configuration is designed to accommodate cars, pedestrians AND bicyclists.
While major construction is underway along the south section of North Union Street, a project equally important has commenced on the north section of North Union Street – specifically the planning and planting of rain gardens (or biorentention basins) in the bump-outs.

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Work on North Union Street is essentially finished for 2015. The contractor is expected to install the new streetlights when they are delivered in December or January.
Learn how Walkable Downtowns are drawing companies and talent across the United States.
How do I navigate a roundabout? This video will help residents understand the best ways to drive, walk and bike through roundabouts.
Design Elements for the North Union Complete Street Transformation Project.
Short videos demonstrate the timeliness of the North Union Street Restoration. Planners and developers nationwide are racing to implement Complete Streets because that's what drives property value and community vibrancy.
These short videos explain the elements of town planning that aim to restore the value of villages and cities while providing more housing and transportation choices.
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A traveler advisory package for the week of September 6, 2016, detailing the construction taking place along North Union Street as part of the North Union Complete Street Transformation Project.
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WALKABLE OLEAN REPLIES

Concerns about angle parking, love of Olean
Can we afford this? Bike lane design -- preference for Option #3.
Two are "for it", one's against. Great design input!
Why change a thing? What about fire trucks? Concern about bike lanes and parking.
Futuristic design ideas followed by practicle concerns for trucks & deliveries
The big one: why is this a priority project?
Some great and creative design ideas... and one skeptic
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