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 the 1st of each month.  Email [email protected]

THE OL’ 9-TO-5

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THE GREENBACK TRACK

Updates on funding

  • NYBC launched a mini-grant program to help advance the bike movement in New York State. The grant application is now closed. We’ll be awarding grants from $200 to $2,000 at the end of October.
  • The Rochester Cycling Club recently awarded grants to three organizations that are working to make their communities better places to bike! For more details…

New / ongoing funding sources:

  • (Due by Oct 15) America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative announced aP4B new micro grant program designed to assist local walking advocates build on the momentum of the newly released Surgeon General’s Call to Action. For more details and to apply…
  • Funding for bicycle infrastructure through People for bikes – the 2016 spring grant cycle schedule should be posted by the end of October. At the moment, they’re planning for the same schedule as 2015, but it is possible for things to change. Learn more and apply here.
  • Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the NYS Office of Parks, Preservation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), with support from Governor Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, are offering the first round of competitive grants for Friends organizations that support New York State parks, trails and state historic sites. For more details and to apply…

ADVOCACY ADVANCES

From the U.S. Surgeon General

From Western NYS

  • The Town of Tonawanda is making moves towards becoming more bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly. The Town Board announced plans last Monday to form a complete streets committee in order to incorporate all modes of traffic into future development projects. The town also announced the development of a bicycle master plan. Read more…

From the Capital District

  • Walk to School Day is October 7th. If you are working with a school, or know someone working with a school, on a Walk to School Day event, please register the event at: http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/. The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) has activity books, reflective zipper pulls, and blinking lights available for participating schools.

From Central NYSProtected Bike Lane on University Ave

  • The protected bike lane on University Avenue in Syracuse is once again open!

From NYC

  • The city estimates that over 500,000 New Yorkers ride a bike at least several times a month, and the city wants to encourage even more to pick up the habit. The city’s goal is to triple bicycle commuting by 2017. Read more…
  • Uptown Manhattan precinct is actually ticketing motorists parked in bike lanes. Read more…
  • City Council transportation Chairman Ydanis Rodriguez unveiled his transportation agenda calling upon his colleagues to pass a resolution in favor of a congestion pricing proposal called Move NY. Read more…

FACILITIES FEVER

From NYC

From the Capital District

From Western NYS

  • The Town of DeWitt and Wegmans Food Markets are working together to connect the Butternut Creek Trail entrance to the Wegmans parking lot so that people who are riding a bike can easily and effectively enter or exit the trail and parking lot.
  • The new Shoreline Trail pedestrian bridge over I-190 in Buffalo will be set in place late in the evening on Saturday

From the North Country… what’s happening in the ‘dacks

BUSINESS IS A BOOMIN’

Across NYS

THE PROGRAM JAM

From the Capital District:

  • NYBC and folks from the Troy Bike Rescue partnered to offer an introduction to urban cycling class in Troy earlier this month.

CULTURE COLLECTIVE

From NYC

  • Elizabeth Barkan, creator of “Bike Shop the Musical”, showed her new production, “Bike Shop A New Musical” from Sept. 12 to Sept. 27! For more details…

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