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…

Read More

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…

Read More

“Protect Bicycle Funding” – NYBC testifies to State Legislature 2013-01-31

On January 31, 2013 Brian Kehoe, NYBC Executive Director provided testimony to the NYS Joint Legislative Budget hearing on Transportation (Brian’s testimony starts at 4 hrs and 7 min.) Brian spoke about the crucial importance of bicycling in the transportation systems of communities all across New York.  He noted the high number of crashes involving…

Read More

NYBC-led advocacy coalition gets national coverage!

New Yorkers for Active Transportation is an exciting advocacy initiative that is co-led by NYBC.  The NY4AT coalition received marquee coverage in this month’s edition of the League of American Bicyclist’s magazine.  Check it out HERE and see page 13. For more info about NY4AT search for other stories on the topic on the NYBC website.

Read More

Take Action! Your elected official can tell Albany to support bike-ped funding

Check out this sample letter for elected officials! Your community can tell Albany to properly spend bicycle-pedestrian funds. New Yorkers of all ages and abilities want safe, healthy, and low-cost active transportation. For more than two decades federal transportation monies have helped communities make that happen by providing funds to build bicycle and pedestrian paths, bike lanes, sidewalks, and…

Read More

Article describes activities of coalition that NYBC co-leads

Safe Routes to School funding is at risk, even though interventions like crosswalks and signage are proven to reduce pedestrian injuries. | Photo: Safe Routes to School National Partnership

A recently-released study on the effectiveness of Safe Routes to School (SRTS) interventions in New York City found that there was a significant reduction in school-age […]

Read More

Wish List for Governor’s Budget includes Dedicated Bike-Ped fund

The 2013-14 Executive Budget is an opportunity for Governor Cuomo to bring New York’s transportation infrastructure into the 21st century. | Image: NYTimes.com

Governor Cuomo will give his State of the State address on January 9, providing the first peek at his 2013-2014 Executive Budget. In case he’s looking for suggestions, Tri-State Transportation […]

Read More

NYBC advocates for Unboxed Bicycle Carriage in Amtrak Trains

New York Bicycling Coalition Director Harvey Botzman and NYBC President Paul Winkeller attended the 4th New York-Vermont Bi-State Intercity Passenger Rail Study meeting in Mechanicville NY on December 11, 2012. For over 25 years Harvey and the New York Bicycling Coalition have been advocating for unboxed bicycle carriage facilities on Amtrak trains and bicycle amenities…

Read More

When Bicyclist and Pedestrian Fatalities Increase, Shouldn’t Investment Follow?

Source: Streetsblog.org Investments in cycling and walking infrastructure not only save lives, but save money in the long run.

Bicyclists and pedestrian fatalities were up nationally in 2011, according to newly released data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 2011 annual report on traffic fatalities. This increase in fatalities comes as […]

Read More

NYBC Press Release Objects to NYS DOT draft Capital Plan

Media Release: NYS Dept. of Transportation’s Draft Capital Plan misses 1/4 of traffic       deaths/injuries Complete Streets Law mandates also ignored in draft Plan  Upon careful review of the recently released New York State Department of Transportation’s (NYSDOT) Two-year Capital Plan, the New York Bicycling Coalition (NYBC) is dismayed to report that this critical…

Read More