Monthly Archives: November 2010

Open space saving money in SE Pennsylvania

A recent study in a 5 county area of Southeastern Pennsylvania determined that $795 million in medical costs was avoided annually in the area through physical activity that takes place on protected open space in the region.  In addition, the … Continue reading

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Saratoga County trail advocates push for trails along power lines right-of-ways

The Post-Star | Posted: Friday, November 26, 2010 10:06 am | Officials with Saratoga Preserving Land and Nature, also known as Saratoga PLAN, say transmission lines that could be built along the Champlain Canal and through Saratoga County may provide … Continue reading

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Spring Run Trail Opens in Saratoga Springs, NY

Local officials gathered in Saratoga on Nov. 18, 2010 for a grand opening ceremony at the newly finished Spring Run Trail. Construction of the two-mile section of the pedestrian and bicycle path, took about seven months, and was funded by … Continue reading

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Do you support using stimulus funding to build bike paths?

This is in connection with a story on our report on closing the gaps… The capital region’s CBS6 is doing an online poll on whether people support using stimulus funds to build bike paths. At the time of this blog … Continue reading

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The League of American Bicyclists and the Alliance for Biking & Walking have announced a new, three-year campaign to double federal funding for bicycling and walking by 2013. The Advocacy Advance initiative is backed by renewed support from SRAM, an … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the Village of Chittenango and Chittenango Creek Walk and Neighborhood Trail Committee

Donna Lynch and Bill Nickal of the Chittenango Creek Walk and Neighborhood Trail have just informed us of some very exciting news. Village Mayor Ronny Goeler received a letter today signed by Andy Beers, Acting Commissioner of NYSOPRHP, announcing that … Continue reading

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AHS announces 2011 National Trails Fund

The American Hiking Society (AHS) is now accepting applications from trail groups for the 2011 National Trails Fund. AHS will award grants of $500 to $5,000 for trail projects throughout the U.S. Projects on multi-use trails are eligible. Visit to download … Continue reading

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Statewide Trails Plan – great resource needing a more detailed implementation plan

PTNY recently commented on the draft Statewide Trails Plan prepared by the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.  The plan will guide the agency’s future policy decisions and resource allocations affecting trail creation, operation, management, and promotion. PTNY … Continue reading

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City of Auburn receives TIGER grant for riverfront trail

Congratulations to the central New York City of Auburn on winning a prestigious $590,000 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) II grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the planning, design and engineering of a 6-mile riverfront multi-use trail … Continue reading

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High speed rail – an opportunity for the Canalway Trail?

PTNY attended the initial scoping meetings as part of the detailed environmental review for the High Speed Rail Empire Corridor Project (HSR Project) to recommend to the New York State Department of Transportation that when negotiating with CSX as part … Continue reading

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