Pedal-Powered Progress in NYS: Highlights from around the State

  Because we’re all busy folks, highlights help keep us up to speed – enjoy these majestic bicycle morsels from around New York State! Please send us developments from your city, town and region (links, photos – the whole shebang) and we’ll try to fit it all into these twice a month updates which we’ll…

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Buffalo Leads the Bicycle Friendly Community Charge!

By Harvey Botzman & Justin Smith Yesterday, we joined bicycling advocates from western New York and across the State to gather in Buffalo to hear Bill Nester, V.P. of programming for the League of American Bicyclists (LAB), explain the importance and benefits of participating in the Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) program. The gathering, which was…

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Complete the George Washington Bridge

BY NEILE WEISSMAN, COMPLETEGEORGE.ORG This opinion piece provided by NYBC member club NYCC does not reflect the official position of the New York Bicycling Coalition. Imagine a region with 10 million residents separated by a mile-wide river.  One side is densely urban, the other mostly suburban.  Having placed a priority on bicycle travel, the two sides…

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The National Forum on Women & Bicycling

Last week, the League of American Bicyclists hosted an event in Washington D.C. that many of you are familiar with – the National Bike Summit. Advocates, planners, retailers, elected officials and more came together for this annual event, which boasted 2015’s theme “Bikes+”. Upon departing for D.C. last Monday evening, what excited me the most was…

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NYBC Launches Electric Bicycle Campaign with National Partners

New York Bicycling Coalition has launched a statewide campaign to win passage of legislation that would clarify the legal status of certain electric-assist bicycles under the state’s vehicle and traffic law. NYBC has long advocated for this legislative fix, but this year we are fortunate to have formed a partnership with the Bicycle Products Suppliers…

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NYBC seeks better mountain bike policies in Adirondack Park

New York Bicycling Coalition joined forces with the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) and 6 local trail organizations to submit formal comments on proposed amendments to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP) that have the potential to impact the development and maintenance of, and access to, off-road bicycling facilities in the Adirondack Park….

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New Yorkers for Active Transportation (NY4AT) urges action on NYSDOT Capital Plan

In November, New Yorkers for Active Transportation (NY4AT), a grassroots coalition co-led by New York Bicycling Coalition, Tri State Transportation Campaign, and Parks and Trails New York, delivered this letter to NYSDOT Commissioner Joan McDonald regarding the Department’s upcoming 5-year Capital Plan. New York Bicycling Coalition will also testify at an Assembly Transportation Committee hearing…

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What’s the Skinny on “Road Diets”?

Until recently, this was the best option for cycling on North Margaret Street in the City of Plattsburgh, NY.  That is, until a handful of concerned local advocates calling themselves Plattsburgh Acquiring Safe Streets (PASS) successfully advocated for a “Road Diet” project to improve safety and access for bicyclists in the corridor. What is a…

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