NY invests $70 million in bike and pedestrian improvements for 2014

This week NY Governor Cuomo announced $70 million dollars in bike and pedestrian improvements throughout NY State. Spread among 68 projects, this capital will make a real impact in the community. Here in the capital region, projects include

  • Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA): Pedestrian Improvements for Public Transit in Albany, Troy and Cohoes: $1,600,000
  • City of Schenectady: Central Park – Downtown Schenectady Trail Connection: $1,101,206
  • City of Glens Falls: Fire Road, Crandall Park and Kensington Road Elementary School Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements: $480,000
  • City of Saratoga Springs: Geyser Road-Spa State Park Bicycle-Pedestrian Trail: $1,600,000

Read more here.

“We are investing in projects that meet the increasing public demand for walkable and bikeable communities, while promoting sustainable transportation alternatives, tourism and recreation, and local and regional economic development,” Said NYSDOT Commissioner Joan McDonald said,Governor Cuomo has shown a historic commitment to investing in transportation infrastructure in New York State, including making bicycle and pedestrian safety a priority.”

Will NYSDOT stay the course with that commitment? Contact NYSDOT & Governor Cuomo today and tell them “thanks for supporting bike and pedestrian programs, but please see to the inclusion of a walkway on the rebuilt Livingston Avenue Bridge.

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