Monthly Archives: February 2012

Study asks: Do bike paths promote bike biding?

From an article published on TheAtlanticCities.com: “The “fundamental law of road congestion” tells us that building roads creates traffic. There’s such a latent demand for space on the highway that no sooner does it appear than it’s filled. But whether … Continue reading

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Seventh annual Canal Clean Sweep set for April 20 – 22, 2012

The 7th annual Canal Clean Sweep is coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 20, 21 and 22, and we want you to be part of it! In recognition of Earth Day and in advance of the 188th consecutive navigation season … Continue reading

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House Leaders Respond to Massive Opposition to Transportation Bill

From our friends at the Rail-to-Trails Conservancy: “In a sign that the American Energy and Infrastructure Act (H.R. 7) may lack support to pass the House as it is currently presented, House Republican leaders announced yesterday afternoon they would dismantle … Continue reading

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Two mid-Hudson Valley trails make major connections

Walkway Over the Hudson CSX railroad will sell a nearly one-mile section of rail bed within the City of Poughkeepsie to the Walkway Over the Hudson, creating a long-sought connection between the Walkway and the Dutchess Rail Trail. Harlem Valley … Continue reading

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Former PTNY Heathy Trails Healthy People Project gains traction

Featured in the NY Daily News,  Wednesday, February 8, 2012 By Andrea Crawford / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, link to original post Friends of the QueensWay formed as a coming together of all the communities along the abandoned right of … Continue reading

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Show parks some love!

First-ever I Love My Park Day May 5 Show state parks and historic sites some love! I Love My Park Day is an exciting new statewide event to bring visibility to the entire state park system and its needs. On Saturday, May … Continue reading

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Two opportunities to support NY’s parks and trails

The Governor’s budget proposal is good news for parks and trails. Now it’s up to the Legislature, and they need to hear from YOU. It’s important that legislators know their constituents support the Governor’s proposal and we have not one, … Continue reading

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Parks and the environment get boost from Governor

Gov. Cuomo’s executive budget released last month includes positive news for New York’s parks and the environment. The budget includes $89 million for infrastructure improvements at 48 state parks and historic sites as part of the New York Works fund. … Continue reading

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