Category Archives: Utility Corridors

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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Spring Cleaning on Kingston’s Trails as part of their Annual Clean Sweep

The Kingston Land Trust Rail Trail Committee organizes cleanup of the Kingston Link Trail as part of Kingston Clean Sweep presented by the Friends of Historic Kingston and Kingston Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday, April 21st  2012 at 9:00am. Volunteers are … Continue reading

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The Onondaga Creekwalk: Blossoming with the spring

It works. That’s the highest praise for any project in downtown Syracuse, and it certainly applies to the new Onondaga Creekwalk, a 2.6-mile greenway from Armory Square to Onondaga Lake. During Thursday’s lunch hour, dozens of walkers and joggers came … Continue reading

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Energy, Rail, & Broadband from NYC to Montreal. Trails, too?

Read more about the Regional Plan Association’s concept to align infrastructure (both  physical and digital superhighways). The NY outdoors blog asks, why not trails, too?

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BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN PROGRAMS UNDER ATTACK! Several are on the cutting room floor of a new Senate Bill

The following is directly from The Newsletter of National Association of Recreation Resource Planners: The full Senate Environmental and Public Works (EPW) Committee unanimously approved its bipartisan two-year highway reauthorization bill (S. 1813) today by an 18-0 vote. The bill, … Continue reading

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Utica Erie Canalway Trail “Closing the Gaps” roundtable

In mid-May, the Office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, in collaboration with Parks & Trails New York, the NYS Canal Corporation and the Herkimer-Oneida County Transportation Study (HOCTS), convened the fourth in a series of “Closing the Gaps” roundtables in Utica.  … Continue reading

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Plans for Long Island Motor Parkway Trail a reality at last

It has taken many years and a considerable amount of advocacy on the part of Long Island historians and trail advocates, but at last Nassau County has released a plan to establish the Long Island Motor Parkway Trail as a … Continue reading

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Winter Walk first step in Erie-Cattaraugus Rail Trail development Frigid temperatures and blowing snow did not deter more than 100 area residents from turning out for the first trail event for the Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail (ECRT) south of Buffalo. Sponsored … Continue reading

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LIPA agrees to re-open negotiations for Suffolk County trail

Trail development is tough work. No one ever said it was easy, but there are some hurdles that are so frustratingly difficult to overcome that they can stop a project dead in its tracks even when there’s overwhelming agreement on … Continue reading

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OPRHP publishes Final Statewide Trails Plan

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) is pleased to announce the completion of the Final Statewide Trails Plan/FGEIS. The Plan provides existing information on trails in the state and lays out the overall vision, … Continue reading

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