Monthly Archives: August 2011

NYSDOT weakens active transportation programs

NYS DOT’s response to an order from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to return $114.5 million in federal funding disproportionately affects programs that support bicycle and pedestrian facilities and active transportation. The Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Program (CMAQ) lost $25.4 … Continue reading

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Future of next transportation bill still uncertain

The extension of the current federal surface transportation bill is slated to expire on September 30. As Congress will primarily be focused on spending cuts related to the debt limit deal, it is unclear what will happen.  In August, the … Continue reading

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Update on park and trail closures

State Parks in the New York City Region are OPEN. This includes: Riverbank, Roberto Clemente, Gantry Plaza, Clay-Pit Ponds, Bayswater & East River State Parks. All state parks and historic sites in the Long Island, Palisades, and Taconic Regions and … Continue reading

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Park and Trail closures

Hurricane Irene walloped a wide swath of the Northeast as it moved up the Atlantic coast. Several sections of the Canalway Trail may have been affected. For the most up-to-date information on possible closures of the Erie Canalway trail, contact … Continue reading

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great cycling in Central New York and Long Island

Lite 98.7 a Central NY radio station, recently touted on their website five great bicycle rides around the Utica Area. One of those mentioned is the Erie Canalway Trail. Check it out! Not to be outdone, there are several great … Continue reading

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Unlikely allies advocate for multi use trail in Lake Placid region

Dick Beamish belongs to ARTA and is founder of the Adirondack Explorer newsmagazine. “What we could have here to begin with would be a 34-mile recreation trail that would run from Lake Placid to Ray Brook, Saranac Lake, Lake Clear … Continue reading

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No shortage of funding available for park and Trail projects

North Face Launches Explore Fund Grant Program Outdoor gear company the North Face has announced a program, of up to $2,500 per grant, that will awarded to nonprofit organizations that help children connect to nature, increase access to both front … Continue reading

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Walk Erie Canal in Greece and learn history Aug 11

The Greece Chamber of Commerce Erie Canal Committee is holding an Evening on the Canal event on Thursday, Aug. 11. There will be three 45-minute guided historical walks along the canal from Henpeck Park to Junction Lock at 5:15, 5:30 … Continue reading

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