Tag Archives: New York

Where does New York rank for bike friendly states?

If you were to venture a guess on where NY fell, when compared to the other 49 states in the US, where would you rank the state? 1st? 10th? In the middle? The #1 State is Washington #50 is North … Continue reading

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I Love My Park Day Stories: Working under waterfalls

On Cinco de Mayo last year, I was lucky enough to help out at John Boyd Thacher and Thompson’s Lake State Parks (the state parks closest to my home in Albany) on the first-ever I Love My Park Day. These … 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 River Greenway Water Trail recognized

This fall, the Hudson River Greenway Water Trail became the first trail in the nation to receive the U.S. Dept of the Interior’s National Water Trail designation. The Hudson River Greenway Water Trail, a 256 mile Water Trail stretching from … Continue reading

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Now Coveted: A Walkable, Convenient Place

Until the 1990s, exclusive suburban homes that were accessible only by car cost more, per square foot, than other kinds of American housing. Now, however, these suburbs have become overbuilt, and housing values have fallen. Today, the most valuable real … Continue reading

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Former PTNY Heathy Trails Healthy People Project gains traction

Featured in the NY Daily News,  Wednesday, February 8, 2012 By Andrea Crawford / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, link to original post Friends of the QueensWay formed as a coming together of all the communities along the abandoned right of … Continue reading

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Funding for state parks on the horizon?

Kudos to Gov. Cuomo and legislative leaders for heeding the call of PTNY and other advocates for more funding for state parks to reduce the $1.1 billion backlog in park capital needs. The proposed state infrastructure fund, part of the … Continue reading

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Join a workshop for the The New York State Healthy Places Training Program

This event is presented by the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) and Project for Public Spaces (PPS) and Sponsored By Designing a Strong and Healthy New York (DASH-NY), a project of The New York Academy of Medicine.  Follow a … Continue reading

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New rail trail opens in western New York

In October the Town of Lancaster, just east of Buffalo, officially opened its new Heritage Trail for public use. Following the former Delaware, Lackawanna and Western railroad bed, the four-mile trail extends from Walter Winter Drive on the eastern edge … Continue reading

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