Category Archives: Cycling Advocacy

Schumer and Little among lawmakers asking Amtrak to permit roll-on bikes

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and state Sens. Betty Little of Warren County and Brad Hoylman of Manhattan are asking Amtrak to permit roll-on bikes, as it would bring visitors and tourism dollars into New York state. The legislators held a … Continue reading

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NYSDEC and NYSDOT to review plan for Adirondack Rail corridor

The New York State DOT and the DEC say that a public process will be set up to determine the use for the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor, a 119-mile section of rail line that runs through the Adirondack Park. This … 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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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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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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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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Cycling policy primer

The League of American Bicyclists has prepared a presentation that coalesces in-depth interviews and the opinions of the national policy community with a focus on bicycling as transportation. The presentation also reviews data from a survey the opinions of leading advocates, specifically those at the March 5th Bike … Continue reading

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Genesee-Finger Lakes Active Transportation Summit

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 from 8am – 5pm The purpose of the Genesee-Finger Lakes Active Transportation Summit (G-FLATS) is to help educate, inspire, and mobilize our nine-county region to achieve that vision by making walking, biking, and transit easier, safer, … Continue reading

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