Monthly Archives: April 2013

PBIC and Bike League team up for webinar on the economic impact of ped/bike facilities

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) has partnered with the League of American Bicyclists for its next free Webinar in its Livable Communities Webinar Series:  The Bottom Line: How bicycle and pedestrian projects offer economic benefits to communities Tuesday, May … Continue reading

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GreenLITES celebrates sustainable transportation design

PTNY was recently invited to attend NYSDOT’s fifth annual GreenLITES awards ceremony along with representatives from the New York Bicycling Coalition and Tri-state Transportation Campaign.  GreenLITES (Green Leadership In Transportation Environmental Sustainability) is a certification program, similar to LEED for … Continue reading

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Bioblitz at I Love My Park Day

In addition to dozens of stewardship events, this year’s I Love My Park Day will include a bioblitz. This is possible thanks to collaboration with the talented scientists at the DEC’s New York Natural Heritage Program. A bioblitz is a … Continue reading

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Saratoga County community puts its money where it’s mouth is when it comes to trails

A plan for an off-road bicycle and pedestrian trail along Saratoga Springs’  Geyser Road that has been advocated for a decade is finally moving into the design phase. The two-mile trail would run along the north side of Geyser Road from the … Continue reading

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Clean Sweep a resounding success

Parks & Trails New York and the New York State Canal Corporation appreciate your dedication this past weekend.  Thousands of volunteers participated in the Canal Clean Sweep April 19-21 Check out some event pictures. Did you miss a Clean Sweep event … Continue reading

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All trails lead to…. Troy?

Residents of the Rensselaer county NY city of Troy are working to develop a sense of what trail connections exist within their city and hope to enhance those connections, pardon the pun, down the road. They’ve coined this network the “Ramble.” “It … Continue reading

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Ulster County weighing rail trail options

In October, Ulster County Executive Mike Hein proposed developing a rail trail along a section of the former Ulster & Delaware (U & D) Railroad between the City of Kingston and the Ashokan Reservoir. The corridor is currently owned by the county … Continue reading

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Erie Canalway Heritage Fund seeks Director of Development

The Erie Canalway Heritage Fund is the nonprofit fundraising organization of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.  The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, in partnership with the National Park Service, collaborates with communities and organizations to preserve and interpret the nationally … Continue reading

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I Love My Park Day Stories: Working under waterfalls

On Cinco de Mayo last year, I was lucky enough to help out at John Boyd Thacher and Thompson’s Lake State Parks (the state parks closest to my home in Albany) on the first-ever I Love My Park Day. These … Continue reading

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Daily Freeman supports the Catskill Mountain Rail Trail

It’s been more than 30 years since Ulster County assumed ownership of the Ulster & Delaware rail right of way. Ulster County Executive Michael Hein proposes to develop the 8-mile section between the Ashokan Reservoir and Kingston as a recreational trail, … Continue reading

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