Archives for transportation

Hudson Fjord Trail Proposed

Putnam and Dutchess County citizen groups and governmental agencies continue to work together to develop the Hudson Fjord Hike/Bike Trail – a separated multi-use 9-mile trail linking Constitution Island in Cold Spring to the City of Beacon Train Station.  The riverfront towns of Philipstown and Fishkill, the City of Beacon and the Village of Cold Spring, Dutchess and Putnam counties, Scenic Hudson, Hudson Highlands Land Trust, The Open Space Institute and elected officials are working collaboratively with NYS Department of Transportation, NYS Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation, and Metro-North Railroad. The project has also been featured in both
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Complete Streets Comes to Rye

The City of Rye became the 6th Westchester municpality to pass a Complete Streets Policy on October 28.  The policy is intended to promote the design of roads and streets  that balance the needs of all users  while incorporating community values such as environmental stewardship; scenic, aesthetic, historic and natural resource preservation; safety; security; mobility and individual freedom. The policy applies to all roadway projects, including those involving new construction, reconstruction, repaving, or changes in the allocation of pavement space on an existing roadway and instructs planners to seek to enhance the safety, access, convenience and comfort of all users
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Spring Update: How Not To Get Hit On Your Bike.

Riding your bike more now that it’s getting warmer? You’re helping slow climate change and getting in shape while getting your groceries. Recents studies show that people who switch to bike commuting loose an average of 18 lbs in the first year. The keeping fit part is only useful as long as you don’t get mushed in the process. Dusting off the helmet is a one part of keeping safe on your bike. Avoiding getting hit is arguably as important.  Bicyclesafe’s concise, clear, and sometimes amusing, primer on How Not To Get Hit By Cars makes the case for keeping upright. It
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Move NY Campaign Seeks Interviews

From: Alex Matthiessen The Move NY campaign (to modernize NY’s regional transportation system) is producing a video for the campaign that will be posted on the campaign’s website (launching in less than a month) and spread virally to the maximum extent possible. We have some good interviews but there are a few categories of commuter type we are missing so if you know any folks who fit one of the four descriptions below, please send us his/her contact info as soon as possible. This is their moment for 15 minutes of serious fame! We are looking for interviewees for a video
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