Monthly Archives: April 2011

Car share adds bike racks, NY Park Empire Passports

Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, has announced a new program to outfit 20 SUVs in its New York City fleet with Yakima bicycle racks and Empire Passport permits to New York State Parks. This new program comes as part … Continue reading

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Cycling atlas of Herkimer and Onieda counties now available

Herkimer-Oneida Counties Transportation Study (HOCTS), now has available its updated Herkimer and Oneida Counties bicycling atlas for outdoor enthusiasts. Interest in bicycling has increased due to an interest in healthier lifestyles, the development of new bicycle paths and trails, and … Continue reading

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Ribbon cutting for a section of the Albany County Rail Trail only weeks away

Albany County, the Town of Bethlehem and the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy (MHLC) have developed an inter-municipal agreement to open a two-mile section of the Albany County Rail Trail to the public for limited non-motorized use. The agreement is subject … Continue reading

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Ask your Senators to support the Safe Routes to School legislation

This week, twelve Senators – led by Senators Harkin (D-IA), Sanders (D-VT) and Merkley (D-OR) – introduced legislation (S. 800) to sustain and strengthen the federal Safe Routes to School program. Congress is looking to scale back transportation spending – … Continue reading

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Apply now for a Kodak American Greenways Award grant

Your organization could receive up to $2,500 in grant funds and recognition that comes with selection by this prestigious national program. The Eastman Kodak Company, The Conservation Fund and the National Geographic Society team up each year to present the … Continue reading

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Comment on the US Access Board’s proposed new guidelines for shared-use paths

The U.S. Access Board has announced the publication of the Board’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on Accessibility Guidelines for Shared Use Paths.  As a first step in the rulemaking process, the Board is requesting public comment on the … Continue reading

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Two trail clean-ups planned in Kingston, a PTNY Healthy Trails, Healthy People community

To commemorate the Second Annual Kingston Clean Sweep on Saturday, April 30, the Kingston Land Trust is planning to host a clean-up event for a section of the former Ulster and Delaware Railroad that has long been used as a … Continue reading

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Eastern Mountain Sports Club Days are this weekend!

Club Day is EMS’ way of thanking all the members of outdoor clubs and organizations for their amazing service to the community. On April 8-9, every Eastern Mountain sports store will offer the venue for outdoor clubs to share their … Continue reading

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New resource provides exciting ideas for trail programming

Check out some great ideas for encouraging year-round trail usage by persons of all ages and abilities, especially non-trail users, in a new report by Michigan’s Kalamazoo River Valley Trail.  Learn how trail managers used programs and events with catchy … Continue reading

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