Monthly Archives: May 2013

Do you know of a Transportation Enhancement Program funded project worth praise?

The National Transportation Alternatives Clearinghouse (NTAC) is an educational service dealing with projects falling under the Transportation Alternatives criteria for federal funding. The organization seeks project nominations for their Certificate of Excellence Program, a new program that functions to acknowledge … Continue reading

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Bike on Amtrak Trains? Yes, PLEASE!

  Advocating that Amtrak add roll-on service is a top priority for Parks & Trails New York. Amtrak serves Buffalo, Albany, and all the major cities along the Erie Canalway Trail but, despite the fact that bicycles are allowed on … Continue reading

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May is National Bike Month!

National Bike Month, sponsored by our friends at the League of American Bicyclists,  is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride. Whether you bike to work or school; to save money or time; … Continue reading

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New Rail Trail to open in Greene County

Opening ceremonies for the the Kaaterskill Rail Trail (KRT) start at 10:30AM at the Mountain Top Historical Society in Haines Falls (5132 Route 23A).  There will be guided hikes and a free BBQ.  Shuttle service will be available for one way trips. June 1 was … Continue reading

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Wallkill Valley Rail Trail to set to expand, connect to Kingston

Developers of the Ulster County Williams Lake Project have agreed to grant an access easement for an extension of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. The extension would allow trail users to go from Gardiner to Kingston for the first time since … Continue reading

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Transportation Enhancement funding available

The New York State Department of Transportation has announced that applications are being accepted for funding of transportation projects through the Transportation Enhancement Program (TEP). Municipalities and not-for-profit groups are eligible to apply for funding. Applications submitted by not-for-profit organizations … Continue reading

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Where does New York rank for bike friendly states?

If you were to venture a guess on where NY fell, when compared to the other 49 states in the US, where would you rank the state? 1st? 10th? In the middle? The #1 State is Washington #50 is North … Continue reading

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