Dear Friends,  


We need your help - all it takes is your signature

We know how much you love to walk and bike and that communities all over the state are eager to build trails, bike lanes, and sidewalks to help you do that. But, as the recent Transportation Enhancements Program funding round demonstrated, there is a huge demand and very few dollars to fund projects. 

Unfortunately, recent reductions in funding, on a state and federal level, have greatly limited the ability of communities to develop the infrastructure needed to implement the state's Complete Streets law and promote bicycling and walking.

 

New Yorkers for Active Transportation (NY4AT), a coalition founded by Parks & Trails New  York, the New York Bicycling Coalition and Tri-State Transportation Campaign, has been working to ensure New Yorkers of all ages and abilities are provided with safe, healthy, and low-cost active transportation.

 

Here's what you can do:

Let us send a postcard to Governor Cuomo on your behalf. Just provide your name and city and we will send a postcard requesting:

  • $20 million in the 2014-15 state budget specifically dedicated to funding pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure projects, with a minimum additional commitment of $20 million annually over the next five years.
  • Revision of NYSDOT's Preservation First policy so that it does not exclude new pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure projects and is consistent with the intent of the state's Complete Streets law.

Learn more

 

We hope to deliver a tall stack of cards to the Capitol, but we can't do it without your help.  We must hear from you by December 27.

 

It takes two clicks

  1. Read the postcard
  2. Sign on 

Thank you for standing up for trails and active transportation.

 

Sincerely,

Robin 

Robin Dropkin

Executive Director

 

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