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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Jim Reed Elected as NYBC Board President

Attorney Jim Reed, managing partner of the Ziff Law Firm in Elmira, was recently elected president of the board of the New York Bicycling Coalition (NYBC). “The New York Bicycling Coalition is dedicated to making bicycling safer for all New Yorkers,” said Reed, who has handled hundreds of bicycle accident cases in his 27 years as…

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Visit the Bike NY State Exhibit at Bike Expo New York!

There are many New York State residents who have never visited New York City, and metro-New York City residents who have yet  to travel to (and bicycle in) the other 57 New York State counties. These confirmed megapolites are missing an exciting, peaceful, scenic, cultural, rural, and urban tour/travel/pedaling experience in 54,556 mi² /141,299 km². That’s a…

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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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