Boot Camp for Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trail Advocates

Last week New York Bicycling Coalition and the Bike Walk Alliance of Westchester & Putnam hosted the Alliance for Biking and Walking’s Winning Campaigns Training in White Plains, a three-day boot camp designed for leaders of local and state advocacy organizations. Nineteen participants from 5 different states gained valuable insight from veteran advocate Jeff Miller, President and…

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NYBC and Its Allies Attend Fifth Annual NYS DOT GreenLites Award Earth Day Ceremony

It is fitting that on Earth Day 2013, a representative from NYBC, along with Nadine Lemmon from the Tri-State Transportation Campaign and Fran Gotscik from Parks and Trails New York, were invited to a ceremony honoring Green Leadership in Transportation and Environmental Sustainability (GreenLITES) award recipients at the NYS DOT offices on Wolf Road in…

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Happy Bike Spring!

Submitted by NYBC Board President Paul Winkeller “Happy Bike Spring.” These words make sense in any context, even if some of us still have snow to shovel, which unfortunately is still the case in many parts of New York State. Thanks to our former intern and now Interim Program Coordinator Collin Hodges and an NYBC…

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Advocacy Day 2013: Bringing Bicycle and Pedestrian Issues to Albany

On Wednesday March 13th, the New Yorkers for Active Transportation (NY4AT) coalition sponsored an Advocacy Day at the State’s capitol. The day started with a legislative breakfast at the Fort Orange Club in downtown Albany, which was attended by about thirteen legislators and staff. Featuring presentations by Nick Donohue, Policy Director at Transportation for America…

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New York Bicyclists “Storm” Capital Hill & National Bike Summit

Report provided by Brian Kehoe, NYBC Executive Director Unseasonably wintry, one could even say “New York style,” weather settled onto Washington DC on the third day of the National Bike Summit. Over 700 passionate advocates of the swiftly expanding movement for bicycling equity had gone to bed the previous night uncertain whether the federal government…

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NYBC Works to Clarify Legality of Electric Bicycles in New York

By Collin Hodges, NYBC Program Coordinator 2/27/13 Bicycling is a wonderful way to get around. But what if you aren’t in great shape, or consider yourself too old, young, or physically impaired to view bicycling a practical way to get around? Or even more simply, what if you’d like to arrive at that summer meeting…

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March 13th Advocacy Day – New Yorkers for Active Transportation (NY4AT)

New Yorkers for Active Transportation (NY4AT) NYBC has joined with Parks & Trails NY (PTNY) and Tri-State Transportation Campaign (TSTC) and other bicycle-pedestrian advocates to form New Yorkers for Active Transportation (NY4AT), a coalition dedicated to working with stakeholders to assure equitable funding for non‐motorized transportation, including complete streets, community multi‐use trails, and safer and increased levels of bicycling…

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