Monthly Archives: July 2012

Utica Observer-Dispatch: Complete the Erie Canalway Trail

In an opinion piece published July 29th, the Utica Observer-Dispatch writes “While the Erie Canal is enjoying resurgence as an economic engine in the quest to draw tourists, a key part of the puzzle is missing for the Mohawk Valley, and … Continue reading

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Act now to keep New York’s Recreation Trail program going strong

The new MAP-21 legislation contains one potential roadblock to continuing the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) at the State level: a provision allowing governors to opt out of the program if they notify the U.S. Secretary of Transportation of their decision … Continue reading

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Hudson Valley Cycling Events

Can’t make PTNY’s annual Hudson Valley Pedal ride? Don’t despair! Join Bike New York on Sunday, August 12 for the third annual offering of their Discover Hudson Valley Ride through the beautiful Hudson Valley. tour features routes from 15 to 100 … Continue reading

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Big changes for Transportation Reauthorization

Parks & Trails New York is actively working on a coordinated effort to ensure that New York State implements the new federal transportation bill in a way that continues funding for bicycle and pedestrian programs, trail building, and safe routes … Continue reading

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Work on canal trail in Lyons set to begin in October

New section of the Erie Canalway Trail in Lyons will be constructed beginning this year as crews continue their work on the trail between Newark and Lyons. Once completed, the new 1-mile trail segment between Abbey Park and Erie Canal … Continue reading

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Capital Region Sustainability Plan public meetings slated

The Capital Region Sustainability Plan, a coalition effort to craft a smart growth plan for Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and Washington Counties is part of the the Cleaner, Greener Communities program, a major environmental initiative announced by … Continue reading

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Setting the course for bike-ped funding for New York

PTNY is dedicated to maximizing the new transportation bill’s impact on funding trails and infrastructure that supports and encourages bicycling and walking.  Our state leaders and agency officials will play a much larger role in deciding how to use their … Continue reading

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Public Workshop for the Syracuse section of the Erie Canalway Trail

The Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council and the City of Syracuse are developing route for the Erie Canalway Trail through the City of Syracuse. A public workshop will provide the opportunity for people to share their vision for both a temporary … Continue reading

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Down but not out–What the new transportation bill means for biking and walking

Friday, the House and Senate finally passed a new two-year federal surface transportation bill that will have a profoundly negative effect on funding for trails, bicycling and walking. It’s a shocking setback for active transportation, but we could have lost everything … Continue reading

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