Tag Archives: MAP-21

PBIC and Bike League team up for webinar on the economic impact of ped/bike facilities

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) has partnered with the League of American Bicyclists for its next free Webinar in its Livable Communities Webinar Series:  The Bottom Line: How bicycle and pedestrian projects offer economic benefits to communities Tuesday, May … 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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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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Safe Routes to School National Partnership webinar on Map-21

Webinar 1:  The ABCs of MAP-21 Monday, August 13, 2012 from 2:00pm-3:30pm EDT The first of the SRTS Navigating MAP 21 webinar series, this session will explain the basics of the new law, what it means for bicyclists and how … 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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Big changes for Transportation Reauthorization

Parks & Trails New York is actively working on a coordinated effort to ensure that New York State implements the new federal transportation bill in a way that continues funding for bicycle and pedestrian programs, trail building, and safe routes … Continue reading

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Setting the course for bike-ped funding for New York

PTNY is dedicated to maximizing the new transportation bill’s impact on funding trails and infrastructure that supports and encourages bicycling and walking.  Our state leaders and agency officials will play a much larger role in deciding how to use their … 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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It’s serious: elimination of funding for biking and walking looms

Funding for programs that have done so much to support bicycling and walking for almost two decades are seriously threatened.  The House members of the conference committee charged with drafting new transportation legislation want to eliminate local governments’ ability to access federal … Continue reading

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