Welcome and Sign-In
 We will begin at 9:30 sharp!
 Please sign-in at the table in the back of the
room
 Emergency exits...
Trail image here
The Kingston
Greenline & Ulster
County Trails Summit
July 20, 2013
Kingston City Hall
Made possible by a ...
Join us in thanking our funders
Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit3
Part 1: Intro
Conservation Partnership C...
Our agenda
Part 1: Introductions from the City of Kingston and Ulster County
Part 2: Keynote Presentation by Jeff Olson
Pa...
Welcome and introductions
 Gregg Swanzey, Chair of the Kingston
Land Trust’s Rail Trail Committee
 Mayor Shayne Gallo, C...
Building more vibrant
communities through mobility
 Jeff Olson is the author of The
Third Mode: Towards a Green
Society a...
A glimpse at Kingston’s future
trail network: the KPRT
 The Kingston Point Rail Trail (KPRT) is
proposed for the city-own...
Coffee Break!
Grab some refreshments, stop by some tables, but
come back in 10 minutes!
Kingston Greenline & Ulster County...
Building the ―Hub and Spokes‖
of Ulster County’s Trail Network
Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit9
Part 4: P...
Introducing the Kingston
Greenline
 An urban trail system, comprising
linear parks, bike-ways and
complete streets
 Serv...
Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit11
Part 4: Kingston Land Trust
2013 (so far!)
TMNY relinquishes portion of
lease for 40 years. Clean-ups
recommence
LTA grant funds survey of KPRT
KLT es...
Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit13
“We have a unique opportunity to create a world-class
tourism destinati...
The growing importance of
regional trails
Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit14
• Walkway over the Hudson (op...
The Ulster
County trail
network
Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit15
Catskill Mountain Rail Trail
D&H Herita...
―Catskill Mountain Rail Trail‖
Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit16
 Connect Kingston neighborhoods to Cats...
Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit17
Part 4: Ulster County Planning
Accessible to persons with disabilities ...
 The Greenway Act of 1991 calls for the
creation and designation of a Hudson
River Trail from the Capital District to
NYC...
Goals of the Greenway Trail
Program
 Provide physical and visual access to the Hudson River
 Promote and preserve the Hu...
 Provide technical assistance for planning and
developing trails
 Provide funding for Greenway Trail
development
 Offer...
Conservancy Small Grant
Program
Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit21
 Trail planning and design projects
 ...
Hudson River Greenway Water Trail:
A National Water Trail
Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit22
 A long dist...
Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit23
Obesity rates in adults (2009) Percent of population
engaged in leisure...
Why we must act today
Annually, NY’ers spend approx. $11.8 billion
on adult obesity-related health problems.
$136.3 billio...
Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit25
Part 4: Parks & Trails NY
PTNY’s Vision
 New Yorkers are only minutes from a trail.
 Throughout the state, trails will be acknowledged
as an essen...
Specific Goals
1. A statewide, interconnected network of trails
2. Additional funding for trails & trails organizations
3....
How we achieve those goals
1. Direct 100% of the new Transportation Alternatives
program funds to trails & infrastructure ...
Questions for our panelists
Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit29
Part 4: Panel Q&A
Tim Weidemann
Kingston La...
What’s Next?
Signup for Greenline trail walks
 Four Greenline ―quadrants,‖ each with
one or more walking tours and planni...
What’s Next?
Join us for an upcoming event
 Trail cleanups and maintenance
 Thursday, August 8 at 9AM @ KPRT
 Saturday,...
Thank you!
 City of Kingston and
Mayor Gallo
 Land Trust Alliance
 Our presenters and
panelists
 All our partners work...
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The Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit was made possible with funding from the Land Trust Alliance's Conservation Partnership Catalyst Grant Program. The Summit included a keynote presentation from Jeff Olson, author of The Third Mode and principal with Alta Planning + Design. Lindsay Zefting, planner and engineer with Alta Planning + Design presented the final report for the Kingston Point Rail Trail Feasibility Study. A panel comprising representatives from the Kingston Land Trust, Ulster County Planning, the Hudson River Valley Greenway and Parks & Trails NY discussed the emerging trail network in Ulster County.

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  1. 1. Welcome and Sign-In  We will begin at 9:30 sharp!  Please sign-in at the table in the back of the room  Emergency exits are indicated by lighted exit signs  Refreshments in the conference room outside the door to your right – do not bring into chambers  Please silence your cell phones  Wifi password is cityhall2001 Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit1
  2. 2. Trail image here The Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit July 20, 2013 Kingston City Hall Made possible by a Land Trust Alliance Conservation Partnership Catalyst Grant The Kingston Land Trust presents:
  3. 3. Join us in thanking our funders Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit3 Part 1: Intro Conservation Partnership Catalyst Grant Funded through the Environmental Protection Fund
  4. 4. Our agenda Part 1: Introductions from the City of Kingston and Ulster County Part 2: Keynote Presentation by Jeff Olson Part 3: Presentation of KPRT Engineering Study Part 4: Panel Presentation and Q&A Part 5: Wrap-Up and Call to Action Part 6: Networking and Discussion Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit4
  5. 5. Welcome and introductions  Gregg Swanzey, Chair of the Kingston Land Trust’s Rail Trail Committee  Mayor Shayne Gallo, City of Kingston  Chris White, Deputy Planning Director, Ulster County Planning Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit5 Part 1: Intro
  6. 6. Building more vibrant communities through mobility  Jeff Olson is the author of The Third Mode: Towards a Green Society and a principal with the award-winning firm Alta Planning + Design  The Third Mode explores how non-motorized mobility can lead to a more connected, healthy, and sustainable way of living Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit6 Part 2: Keynote
  7. 7. A glimpse at Kingston’s future trail network: the KPRT  The Kingston Point Rail Trail (KPRT) is proposed for the city-owned stretch of the former U&D, from midtown to the Rondout  Alta Planning + Design was hired to study the trail’s feasibility  Lindsay Zefting was the lead planner/ engineer with Alta Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit7 Part 3: KPRT Study
  8. 8. Coffee Break! Grab some refreshments, stop by some tables, but come back in 10 minutes! Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit8 This way! Up Next: Panel Presentation
  9. 9. Building the ―Hub and Spokes‖ of Ulster County’s Trail Network Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit9 Part 4: Panel Presentation Tim Weidemann Kingston Land Trust The Kingston Greenline: A City-Wide Vision Chris White Ulster County Planning Ulster County Trails: A County-Wide Vision Plugging Into the Hudson River Valley’s Trail Network Beth Campochiaro Scott Keller Hudson River Valley Greenway Building and Advocating for a Statewide Network Martin Daley Parks & Trails NY
  10. 10. Introducing the Kingston Greenline  An urban trail system, comprising linear parks, bike-ways and complete streets  Serves as a non- motorized, accessible alternative for residents’ enhanced mobility  Acts as the ―hub‖ for Ulster County’s trail network, linking trails and providing tourism- supporting amenities Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit10 Urban trail image Part 4: Kingston Land Trust “NY Builds On Its Assets by Turning Trails into Trail Systems”
  11. 11. Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit11 Part 4: Kingston Land Trust
  12. 12. 2013 (so far!) TMNY relinquishes portion of lease for 40 years. Clean-ups recommence LTA grant funds survey of KPRT KLT establishes “Greenline” brand with funding from PTNY Feasibility study completed 2013: The Tipping Point? Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit12 Part 4: Kingston Land Trust 2012 Clean-ups cancelled due to liability concerns by TMNY KLT receives funding from City, Greenway for KPRT study KPRT feasibility study begins 2010 - 2011 KLT Rail Trail Connection Project begins, committee forms. KPRT identified as priority trail.
  13. 13. Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit13 “We have a unique opportunity to create a world-class tourism destination, directly impact public health, and improve the overall quality of life in our region.” -Ulster County Executive Mike Hein Part 4: Ulster County Planning
  14. 14. The growing importance of regional trails Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit14 • Walkway over the Hudson (opened 2009) attracted more than 780,000 visitors in first year and now adds more than $24 million annual sales. • Hudson Valley Rail Trail (Highland/Lloyd) receives 670,000 visitors annually and has become New York State’s second-most-popular rail trail. • Hurley (D&H/O&W) Rail Trail receives estimated 81,000 visitors each year. • Wallkill Valley Rail Trail will soon extend more than 33 miles from Gardiner to Kingston now that the Rosendale Trestle is open. • Catskill Mountain Rail Trail is projected to attract 140,000 annual users and add $3.1 million in annual U.C. sales (2013 Economic Impact Analysis) Hudson Valley Rail Trail Rosendale Trestle Part 4: Ulster County Planning
  15. 15. The Ulster County trail network Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit15 Catskill Mountain Rail Trail D&H Heritage Trail/ O&W (Hurley) Rail Trail Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Hudson Valley Rail Trail/ Walkway Over the Hudson Part 4: Ulster County Planning
  16. 16. ―Catskill Mountain Rail Trail‖ Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit16  Connect Kingston neighborhoods to Catskill Park & Ashokan Reservoir  Expand tourism business in Ulster County and Hudson Valley region  Increase outdoor recreation opportunities and promote healthy lifestyles  Provide “car-free” transportation options  Create links to the Hurley/ O&W Rail Trail & Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Project Vision: A public multi-use recreational trail from the City of Kingston to and along the Ashokan Reservoir that will link the Walkway over the Hudson to the Catskill Park and create a world-class tourism destination. Ashokan Reservoir Walkway over the Hudson Part 4: Ulster County Planning
  17. 17. Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit17 Part 4: Ulster County Planning Accessible to persons with disabilities and the elderly Open to public use four seasons / 365 days a year Providing a beautiful and safe linear park for hikers, dog walkers, bicyclists, and all who seek to enjoy the outdoors Connecting urban neighborhoods with open spaces Creating a ―Rail Trail Hub‖ In Kingston ―Catskill Mountain Rail Trail‖
  18. 18.  The Greenway Act of 1991 calls for the creation and designation of a Hudson River Trail from the Capital District to NYC on both sides of the Hudson River.  The Greenway Trail System includes:  Riverside Trails: 268.96 miles  Countryside Corridors: 49.60 miles  Connector Trails: 22.06 miles  Hudson River Greenway Water Trail: 256 miles  State Bike Route 9: 147.00 miles Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit18 The Greenway Trail Part 4: Hudson River Valley Greenway
  19. 19. Goals of the Greenway Trail Program  Provide physical and visual access to the Hudson River  Promote and preserve the Hudson’s Valley natural, historic, cultural, recreational, scenic, and agricultural resources through trail linkages  Contribute to the economic development of local communities  Promote community driven, voluntary process for establishing trails  Encourage the development of local trails that link to major trail corridors, forming larger area and regional networks Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit19 Part 4: Part 4: Hudson River Valley Greenway
  20. 20.  Provide technical assistance for planning and developing trails  Provide funding for Greenway Trail development  Offer conferences and workshops for trail groups  Sponsor special events to highlight the significance of Greenway Trails at the local and regional level  Recognize and support local trails through Greenway Trail Designation Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit20 How the Greenway can help Part 4: Part 4: Hudson River Valley Greenway
  21. 21. Conservancy Small Grant Program Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit21  Trail planning and design projects  Trail construction and rehabilitation projects  Trail interpretation and education projects  Competitive grant program  Priority placed on those projects that will develop sections identified in the Draft Greenway Trail Vision Plan, and improve or interpret designated trails  Funding ranges from $5,000 to $10,000  Greater amounts available for intermunicipal projects Part 4: Part 4: Hudson River Valley Greenway
  22. 22. Hudson River Greenway Water Trail: A National Water Trail Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit22  A long distance, recreational waterway between specific points, made up of access, day use, and camping sites for the boating public.  New York has 1,200 miles of interconnected, operational water trails—NYS Canals, Lake Champlain, NY City.  HRGWT has 97 sites (110 with NYS Canals) and covers 256 miles from Hadley and Whitehall south to Battery Park in Manhattan.  Economic Benefits: $27 to $135/day/paddler.  Access Points: Launches & Landings (10 miles, both sides)  Campsites: (Overnight Accommodations, 15 miles, 1 side)  Day Use Sites: Destinations--Natural Areas, Historic Sites, Downtowns—wherever we can find them!  In Kingston/Esopus/Ulster/Rhinebeck there are 10 designated sites. Part 4: Part 4: Hudson River Valley Greenway
  23. 23. Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit23 Obesity rates in adults (2009) Percent of population engaged in leisure time physical activity Part 4: Parks & Trails NY
  24. 24. Why we must act today Annually, NY’ers spend approx. $11.8 billion on adult obesity-related health problems. $136.3 billion over the 10-year period from 2011 to 2020 Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit24 OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER Thomas P. DiNapoli, State Comptroller Soaring Health Care Costs Highlight Need To Address Childhood Obesity October 2012 Part 4: Parks & Trails NY
  25. 25. Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit25 Part 4: Parks & Trails NY
  26. 26. PTNY’s Vision  New Yorkers are only minutes from a trail.  Throughout the state, trails will be acknowledged as an essential and mainstream element of community infrastructure, much as utility lines and sidewalks are thought of today.  Beyond its borders, New York will be recognized as one of the most trail-rich and trail-friendly states and will attract visitors from across the nation and abroad to experience the historic communities and varied and beautiful landscapes accessible through the state’s trail network. Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit26 Part 4: Parks & Trails NY
  27. 27. Specific Goals 1. A statewide, interconnected network of trails 2. Additional funding for trails & trails organizations 3. Close the Gaps – Complete the Canalway Trail System 4. Greater visibility & level of support for trails in New York State 5. Greater encouragement & support for trail volunteers Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit27 Part 4: Parks & Trails NY
  28. 28. How we achieve those goals 1. Direct 100% of the new Transportation Alternatives program funds to trails & infrastructure that support walking and bicycling. 2. Reconvene the NYS DOT bicycle-pedestrian task force. 3. Establish dedicated funding for trails in the state budget 4. Implement Complete Streets principles. 5. Provide full, dedicated, permanent funding for the LWCF 6. Highlight the health, economic, & community benefits of trails. 7. Develop roll-on service for bikes on Amtrak trains. Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit28 Part 4: Parks & Trails NY
  29. 29. Questions for our panelists Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit29 Part 4: Panel Q&A Tim Weidemann Kingston Land Trust The Kingston Greenline: A City-Wide Vision Chris White Ulster County Planning cwhi@co.ulster.ny.us Ulster County Trails: A County-Wide Vision Plugging Into the Hudson River Valley’s Trail Network Beth Campochiaro Scott Keller Hudson River Valley Greenway Building and Advocating for a Statewide Network Martin Daley Parks & Trails NY mdaley@ptny.org ptny.orghudsongreenway.ny.govulstercountyny.govkingstonlandtrust.org
  30. 30. What’s Next? Signup for Greenline trail walks  Four Greenline ―quadrants,‖ each with one or more walking tours and planning sessions  Sessions will occur throughout the summer, during August and September  Sign-up at the KLT/RTC table in back!  Watch for updates on the KLT web site and Facebook Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit30 Part 5: Call to Action
  31. 31. What’s Next? Join us for an upcoming event  Trail cleanups and maintenance  Thursday, August 8 at 9AM @ KPRT  Saturday, August 24 at 9AM @ KPRT  Stay tuned for more!  Sign-up at the KLT/RTC table  Hudson River Valley Ramble  Saturday, September 14, 3PM @ KPRT Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit31 Part 5: Call to Action
  32. 32. Thank you!  City of Kingston and Mayor Gallo  Land Trust Alliance  Our presenters and panelists  All our partners working for a stronger, better system of trails in Ulster County!  Check out their tables for more info Kingston Greenline & Ulster County Trails Summit32 You guys need help? Are we pushing? No, we’re pulling! Part 6: Networking facebook.com/KingstonRailTrails facebook.com/KingstonLandTrust www.kingstonlandtrust.org for more about the Kingston Greenline slideshare.net/KingstonLandTrust to download today’s presentations

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