"Protect Bicycle Funding" - NYBC testifies to State Legislature 2013-01-31

Filed Under: Advocacy & Policy, Bike Friendly Cities, NYBC Activities, NYBC in the News
Post By: jwilson
Posted On: February 3, 2013

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 pedestrians and bicyclists and the small amount of money that the state dedicates to improving safety for these modes. Brian made specific recommendations to the Joint Legislative Committee including, 1) dedicating state funds for bike-ped infrastructure 2) the need to spend federal money available for bike ped projects and 3) protecting the use of Marchiselli Funds for funding bike-ped projects. The full text of Brian’s testimony is available HERE.