Category Archives: Transit

Complete Streets workshops to be held in Kingston

Complete Streets are designed enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders. Built for all ages and abilities, Complete Streets make it safe and easy to cross the street, walk, and bicycle to work or … Continue reading

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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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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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Mortgage defaults and proximity to walkability, open space, and public parks

A recent study published by Fannie Mae identifies specific locational factors that reduce the risk of mortgage default – specifically commute time, use of rail transit, walkability, the presence of retail uses, the integration of affordable housing, and proximity to … 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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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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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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New Yorkers for Active Transportation Advocacy Day March 13

Join us for a Legislative Breakfast, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at the Fort Orange Club, 110 Washington Avenue, Albany. The national advocacy group Transportation for America (T4America) will kick off the day with a program, Making the Most of … Continue reading

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Maps for Bike, Ped, and Transit Routes

The route-planning application on Google Maps can get you from Point A to Point B in a car, on a bike, by foot or by transit. But one thing the all-powerful mapping engine can’t do (yet) is give you all … Continue reading

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