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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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Time running out to comment on MAP-21

Until this Sunday, USDOT is taking online public comment on how the new transportation law, MAP-21, should be implemented. USDOT is using a sort of voting system to gauge support for specific ideas. (This effort is focused on freight and … Continue reading

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Navigating Map-21

In July a  new federal transportation law, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), took effect and it means new challenges and opportunities for bicycling and walking projects. Advocacy Advance, a partnership between the Alliance for Walking … Continue reading

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Act now to keep New York’s Recreation Trail program going strong

The new MAP-21 legislation contains one potential roadblock to continuing the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) at the State level: a provision allowing governors to opt out of the program if they notify the U.S. Secretary of Transportation of their decision … Continue reading

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Down but not out–What the new transportation bill means for biking and walking

Friday, the House and Senate finally passed a new two-year federal surface transportation bill that will have a profoundly negative effect on funding for trails, bicycling and walking. It’s a shocking setback for active transportation, but we could have lost everything … Continue reading

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Tell Congress TODAY: Transportation is more than just cars

It’s crunch time for federal transportation funding and the inclusion of provisions for bicycling and walking.  Please join thousands across the nation today for a National Call-in Day on Transportation. It’s easy and will only take a few minutes. Call … Continue reading

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The Boom in Biking Benefits Everyone, Not Just Bicyclists

From an article last month in Shareable Cities: “For the past year powerful voices around Washington have singled out programs to improve biking and walking as flagrant examples of wasteful government spending. Since last summer, proposals have flown around the … Continue reading

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Two opportunities to support NY’s parks and trails

The Governor’s budget proposal is good news for parks and trails. Now it’s up to the Legislature, and they need to hear from YOU. It’s important that legislators know their constituents support the Governor’s proposal and we have not one, … Continue reading

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Take Action Today

Protect parks and trails from hydro-fracking The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released a revised Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement along with Proposed High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations in September and is accepting comments on both until January 11. … Continue reading

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