The following resolution passed unanimously at the November 2009 meeting of the New Paltz Bicycle-Pedestrian Committee:
Whereas the mission statement of the New Paltz Bicycle-Pedestrian Committee reads as follows: "Bicycle and foot traffic are means of transportation which contribute to a healthy, sustainable community with a good quality of life. The mission of the committee is to encourage widespread, safe and responsible use of these forms of transportation and to advocate for better and safer conditions, access and facilities for walking and cycling."
And whereas maintaining the middle school in a location central to neighborhoods of greater population density at the same time that it encourages students to walk and bicycle to school is consonant with the committee's vision of New Paltz as a walkable, bikeable community.
And whereas one aim of the renovation of the New Paltz Middle School is to create a community school that offers students the "green" option of getting to school on foot and on bicycle.
And whereas maximizing the energy efficiency of the renovated building is consonant with committee's underlying "green" aim of promoting non-motorized transportation.
Be it resolved that the New Paltz Bicycle-Pedestrian Committee hereby endorses the current Board of Education proposal to renovate the New Paltz Middle School in a way that maximizes our "green" potential.
on behalf of the town and village members of the New Paltz Bicycle-Pedestrian Committee