NYBC’s 3ft Campaign in the News

NYBC is starting to get some real attention in the press to our two major campaigns this spring in the State Legislature — the “Three-foot” amendment to the 2010 Safe Passing law and the legalization of electric bikes. Thanks to our Board for their help driving these two campaigns to success and thanks to all…

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Your Story Matters

  That’s right. YOU make the difference. Facts and figures are fantastic, but they often fail miserably at conveying the human element and the realities we all live. What each of us experience while walking and riding our bikes for everyday trips, exercise, and recreation, matters. Sharing your story with legislators is essential to helping them…

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Pedal-Powered Progress In NYS: November Highlights

  Because we’re all busy folks, these monthly updates from around New York State will help keep you up to speed! Please send us progress from your city and region (links, photos, etc.), and we’ll add them in to our monthly updates which we post near the 1st of each month. Email Justin@NYBC.net THE GREENBACK TRACK New options  Park Tool has…

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Pedal-Powered Progress In NYS: Sept Highlights

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

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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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