New Yorkers for Active Transportation Advocacy Day March 13

Join us for a Legislative Breakfast, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at the Fort Orange Club, 110 Washington Avenue, Albany.

The national advocacy group Transportation for America (T4America) will kick off the day with a program, Making the Most of MAP-21, designed to help lawmakers and advocates better take advantage of the new federal transportation legislation. We’re inviting New York’s senators and assemblypersons as MAP-21 has given states, and therefore our legislators, much greater control over which transportation programs will receive funding. Registration is required by March 11. Cost for the breakfast is $10, payable at the door.

Legislator Visits: 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

After breakfast, walk half a block to the Capitol and Legislative Office Building to make the case for continued funding for active transportation. You will be assigned to a team with fellow advocates who will join you in meetings with policymakers throughout the day. There is no cost to participate, but registration is required by March 11. For those not attending the breakfast, a meeting place and brief orientation will be arranged.

This is your chance to tell your representatives and other key committee members how important trails, sidewalks, bike lanes, complete streets, and safe routes to school programs are to the economy, quality of life, and health of the citizens of your village and town.

Participants will have lunch on their own or with their team in the Capitol or in the Empire State Plaza Concourse located below the LOB and Capitol. See restaurants.

Read more about NY4AT.

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