County Executive Pat Ryan announces support for City of Kingston Mayor Steve Noble’s proposal for funding a traffic safety campaign, says Ulster County is ready to help the City and the rest of Ulster County to bolster bicycle and pedestrian safety
Kingston, NY - Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan today called upon the Ulster County Traffic Safety Board to ramp up bicycle and pedestrian safety efforts throughout the County. In addition, County Executive Ryan announced that he supports City of Kingston Mayor Steve Noble’s proposal for a traffic safety study campaign and says that Ulster County is willing and able to assist the City in any way.
“On behalf of the 180,000 residents of Ulster County, I send my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the cyclist who tragically lost their life earlier this week,” County Executive Pat Ryan said. “We must ensure that we can share the road safely in Ulster County. Today I am calling for the Ulster County Traffic Safety Board to meet and work quickly to ramp up bicycle and pedestrian safety. Additionally, I support the calls by Mayor Steve Noble for a traffic safety study campaign, and we at the County stand ready to assist the City of Kingston and any other municipality in ensuring that we can educate drivers and protect bicyclists and pedestrians.”
The twelve-member Ulster County Traffic Safety Board is charged with promoting and overseeing traffic safety throughout Ulster County. This year at least three cyclists have been involved in car-related fatalities within the City of Kingston alone.