Category Archives: Health

Save the Date for Walk-Bike New York

Walk-Bike New York’s upcoming conference will be held May 21-22, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza in Suffern, NY Early Registration fee $50; Late/On Site $60 Single Day Registration fee $25; Late/On Site $30 Lodging is available on May 21 at $105 single/double … Continue reading

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Comments sought on Adirondack rail line Unit Management Plan

New York State has undertaken a review of its management plan for the State-owned 119-mile Remsen-Lake Placid travel corridor that traverses some of the most magnificent scenery in the Adirondack Park.  The state departments of Transportation (DOT) and Environmental Conservation … Continue reading

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Tell USDOT trails are transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation has been working on their strategic plan for FY 2014 to FY 2018 since early this spring.  Developing and implementing our strategic plan is an important step in helping the Department address key priorities that … Continue reading

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LIPA moving forward, permitting trails along transmission line right-of-ways

A long-proposed bike and jogging path running along the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) transmission lines in Suffolk County is finally moving forward. On July 30, County Executive Bellone signed a 25-year agreement reached between the county legislature and LIPA on July … Continue reading

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Does NYSDOT’s “preservation first” conflict with Complete Streets?

Cross posted from our friends at the Tri-State Transportation Campaign The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) recently issued a draft plan of transportation projects it will be tackling from 2014-2017. This draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) will encompass more than $32 … Continue reading

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What does your commute look like?

Are you one of the countless folks across New York that commutes from the suburbs in the rat race that is rush hour? Are you tired of the white knuckle merging and frustrated by rubberneckers? You may not want to … Continue reading

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Federal funding for trails, bicycling and walking threatened again

Earlier this week we told you about the Transportation Alternatives workshops happening across New York – workshops to help communities prepare funding applications for bike and pedestrian projects. Well, we have some scary news coming out of Washington, and the … 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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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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Speak up for active transportation

PTNY has joined with the New York Bicycling Coalition (NYBC), Tri-State Transportation Campaign (TSTC) and other bicycle-pedestrian advocates to form New Yorkers for Active Transportation (NY4AT), a coalition dedicated to working with stakeholders to assure equitable funding for non‐motorized transportation, … Continue reading

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