Revitalize Dunkirk meets Thursday

The next Revitalize Dunkirk meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m. at the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator. Agenda items include the update of bike lanes along Central Avenue, as well as an update of Complete Streets by a representative of Chautauqua County Health Network.

Complete Streets are streets and roads that are designed and operated to enable safe access to all modes of transportation, such as cars, bicycles and pedestrians, including the handicapped. Complete Streets includes attractive landscaping and tree planting, as well as narrowing of wide roads to calm traffic. If adapted, Dunkirk streets could look like the model proposed.

It will be up to the Dunkirk Mayor and Common Council to pass the resolution. The representative will unveil a rendering of how city streets could look if the resolution is adapted. A bike lane connecting Fredonia to Dunkirk along Central Avenue, as well as new bike racks to be placed in Dunkirk, will be on the agenda.

Steve Neratko from the Dunkirk Development Office will be present to give updates to the Route 5 and Route 60 road project. He will explain progress on the seawall and the possibility of a Lake Erie laboratory being built along the lake to benefit fish and wildlife.

Nicole Waite, the Dunkirk CDBG Administrator, will provide an update on the Main Street Grant.

Revitalize Dunkirk members are looking for interested residents to fill the role of a secretary to take minutes, set meetings and write press releases. The committee on Transportation and Bike Lanes would like to get started, but needs members to join.

All are welcome and urged to attend. The incubator is located at 214 Central Ave. and there is off-street parking in the Washington Avenue lot.