New York Bicycling Coalition advocates for pro-bicycle policies and funding at all levels of government; educates New Yorkers about bicycle safety and the benefits of bicycling; provides technical assistance and support to advocates and government entities; and promotes bicycle tourism across the state.
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Following months of campaigning by NYBC and our partners in New Yorkers for Active Transportation (NY4AT), lawmakers from the New York State Senate and Assembly have joined our coalition in calling for $20 million in dedicated funding for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure to be included in the State Budget, which is due at the end…[Read More...]
On February 10, the day before our New Yorkers for Active Transportation Advocacy Day in Albany, Governor Cuomo announced that applications are now available for $50 million in federal funding under the Transportation Alternatives program for the construction of bicycle and pedestrian facilities and other projects. Read the press release here. The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)…[Read More...]
In September 2013 West Islip resident Sandy Cutrone was struck and seriously injured by a careless driver while riding her bike on Montauk Highway. A few months later her son Matthew wrote a letter to Suffolk County Legislator Thomas Barraga, expressing concern about the safety of roadways in the county for bicyclists and suggesting…[Read More...]
On February 11 New Yorkers for Active Transportation (NY4AT) convened around the State Capitol in Albany to advocate for dedicated funding to improve New York’s pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure. The advocacy day is a follow up to other efforts of the group to deliver the same message to the Governor’s Office and the New York…[Read More...]
NY’s Regional Economic Development Councils (REDCs) are increasingly embracing the economic and tourism benefits of bicycling-related projects. According to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, the North Country Regional Economic Development Council included Cycle Adirondacks, a week long cycling touring through Northern New York, as one of the “priority projects” in its 2013 Progress Report, released Tuesday….[Read More...]
New York Bicycling Coalition is reaching out to all League Cycling Instructors as part of an effort to evaluate how we can best support New York’s network of bicycling educators. NYBC would like to develop a network and support system for cycling instructors. We strongly believe that providing educational opportunities for people of all ages…[Read More...]
Sept. 23, 2013–New York, NY–By Jen Benepe In his continuing drive to reduce traffic crashes due to texting, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the addition of new stop and text zones along major highways in New York State. The zones, many of which utilize existing rest areas, were created so that drivers who want to text, have a place to stop to do it. The 91 zones will be marked by new blue signs that read, “It can wait: Text Stop, 5 Miles,” or “Text Stop, 1 Mile.” Though the initiative is well-intentioned, it is unclear how well these areas will convince those most likely to text–young and inexperienced drivers–to pull over. “Unless they put some teeth behind this legislation, it will never work,” said lawyer Bob Fader who specializes in civil traffic cases. newyorkstateofficeofthegovernor on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free The new texting zones are part of an ongoing Cuomo initiative which the governor started earlier this year in response to the massive increase in texting and distracted driving. But by all accounts, texting while driving has grown to fantastic levels. In 2011, there were more than five times as many crashes caused by distracted drivers in New York than [...][Read More...]
Two-wheeled travel sparks creative expression, and one consistent sign is the Artcrank NYC show and sale of handmade, bicycling-inspired posters. It opens at Bicycle Habitat this Thursday, September 26, and extends through Friday. Admission is free. For the second year, the shop’s SoHo [...][Read More...]