As the newest addition to the NYBC team, I am very excited to embark on the unwavering fight to advocate for cyclist’s rights around New York State. NYBC is well-known as an effective defender of bicycling rights.
I moved to Albany in 2006 and am completing my graduate studies in Urban Studies and Geography. I am particularly interested in land use and transportation planning, specifically for bicyclists and pedestrians. One legacy of poor planning is that many New York communities are dominated by automobiles. I grew up in an auto-centric suburb north of New York City and understand what its like to rely completely on the car to get around. The United States suffers from health deterioration and an obesity epidemic that can be related to lack of bicycle and pedestrian investments. I strongly support NYBC’s goal to make New York a wonderful place to ride a bicycle.
NYBC is the go-to organization for improving cycling throughout the state and I am excited to be part of this winning team. It is time to fill the state with cycling friendly communities. The time for cyclist improvements is now, and I look forward to helping facilitate that change. New York State can be a truly bicycle firendly state and NYBC pushes towards that goal every day. As staff intern I can play a small part in transforming New York’s transportation system for the better.