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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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Concentrate Kids that walk or bike to school

From the Atlantic: According to the results of a Danish study released late last year, my Dutch friends are giving their daughter a less tangible but more lasting gift along with that bicycle: the ability to concentrate better. The survey … Continue reading

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How hearty a rider are you? Would you commute 40-miles by bike?

There are plenty of folks that do – and right here in NYS… even in winter! Check out this New York Times article about these intrepid commuters. Of note, NYDOT’s work to connect a gap between the end of the … Continue reading

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Hudson Valley Cycling Events

Can’t make PTNY’s annual Hudson Valley Pedal ride? Don’t despair! Join Bike New York on Sunday, August 12 for the third annual offering of their Discover Hudson Valley Ride through the beautiful Hudson Valley. tour features routes from 15 to 100 … 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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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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Study asks: Do bike paths promote bike biding?

From an article published on TheAtlanticCities.com: “The “fundamental law of road congestion” tells us that building roads creates traffic. There’s such a latent demand for space on the highway that no sooner does it appear than it’s filled. But whether … Continue reading

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National Report Ranks Cities and States for Bicycling and Walking

In a new report, Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2012 Benchmarking Report, the Alliance for Biking & Walking ranks all 50 states and the 51 largest U.S. cities on bicycling and walking levels, safety, funding, and other factors. … Continue reading

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Free bike racks for non-profits in NY capital region

The application materials for the 2011 Capital Region Bike Rack Program are now available on the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) website.  Racks are available in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties. The program can provide Free bike racks for the … Continue reading

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Purchase could threaten proposed rail-trail in southern Adirondacks

The Friends of the Upper Hudson Rail Trail, Inc. emerged in early 2009 to encourage the development of a 29-mile rail trail from North Creek to Tahawus, NY.  Parks & Trails New York began assisting the Friends of the Upper Hudson Rail … Continue reading

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