Bicycle Friendly Businesses Show that Bikes Mean Business

From large manufacturers and tech companies, to mom-and-pop shops, hospitals, universities, government agencies and more – there are now over 1,000 Bicycle Friendly Businesses (BFB) across the US! Today, the League of American Bicyclists awarded 100 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses in 31 states and Washington, D.C. Bicycle Friendly Businesses encourage a more bicycle-friendly atmosphere for employees and customers…

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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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The Bike Lane Blockade in Syracuse

Syracuse bicyclists have something to complain about, and we don’t blame them. For nine months, a portion of the city’s most used bicycle lane has been sealed off due to an ongoing construction project that, well, is seemingly not going anywhere at all. The bicycle lane on University Avenue is part of the city’s Connective…

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Bike & Pedestrian Projects Make the List of Newly Awarded Redevelopment Projects Across New York State

In early December Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $709.2 million in economic and community development funding awards through Round IV of the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) initiative for 852 projects statewide, including a few exciting bicycle and pedestrian projects. The Regional Councils were established in 2011 as the “centerpiece of the Governor’s strategy to jumpstart…

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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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Regional Economic Development Councils should embrace cycling

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….

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TSTC Says Loophole in New NYSDOT Policy Undermines New York’s Complete Streets Law

Source of this excerpt:  Mobilizing the Region: News and Opinion from the Tri State Transportation Campaign (TSTC) by Nadine Lemmon The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) recently issued a draft plan of transportation projects it will be tackling from 2014-2017. This draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) will encompass more than $32 billion in federal, state and…

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Infographics: Where is Bike Commuting Growing the Fastest?

This morning, thousands of Americans will pedal out of their driveways, taking part in National Bike to Work Day. Sponsored by the League, Bike to Work Day is being celebrated in hundreds of communities nationwide, highlighting the health, economic and community benefits of bicycling with local commuter convoys, energizer stations, breakfast rallies and more. The […]

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Eyes on the Street: Bike Share Takes Manhattan

Citi Bike's first Manhattan installation, at Fulton Street and Cliff Street in the Financial District. Photo: CitibikeNYC/Twitter
Citi Bike station installations began in Bed Stuy about ten days ago, working west through Fort Greene and Downtown Brooklyn. Now, with about 60 stations installed, bike-share has crossed the East River, the Citi Bike Twitter feed informs us that […]

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