Category Archives: Trails

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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Senator Gillibrand renews call for Amtrak to include bicycle racks on new baggage cars

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand renewed her call for Amtrak to include bicycle racks in its plans to modernize the rolling stock used in train services between New York City and Buffalo. The inclusion of bicycle racks would provide ease of … 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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Transportation Alternatives Webinars

A Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) webinar series sponsored by the FHWA Office of Human Environment will be held over the course of the next week. The purpose of the webinars is to provide outreach on TAP. State agencies, Metropolitan Planning … Continue reading

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Mobile-optimized Cycling the Erie Canal interactive map goes live

Now, plan your trip by desktop or smartphone Parks & Trails New York is pleased to introduce an optimized version of our interactive Erie Canalway Trail map, first developed in 2008, which is designed to function on both desktop PCs … Continue reading

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Follow along with our Cycling the Erie Canal riders

Democrat & Chronicle staff writer Justin Murphy and videographer Annette Lein are among the 500 fellow bicycle riders taking the 400-mile trip along the Erie Canal, from Buffalo to Albany for this year’s 15th annual Cycling the Erie Canal bike … Continue reading

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Clean up planned for Kingston Trail Corridor

The Kingston Land Trust Rail Trail Committee is organizing a cleanup of the corridor for the proposed Kingston Point Rail Trail this Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. The Kingston Land Trust is working with the city to help develop the … Continue reading

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