Elevating Erie is thrilled. So are we. Read about it here:
Posted by Steve Reiter on January 19, 2017
Posted by Steve Reiter on October 18, 2016
Sorry for the late notice, too many of our core members have conflicts tonight.
Posted by Steve Reiter on September 27, 2016
Wow! It is almost October.
Posted by Steve Reiter on September 23, 2016
From an article by Mark Weiner in today’s Post-Standard:
The federal government will provide almost $10 million to extend the Onondaga Creekwalk in Syracuse and build a new section of the recreation trail looping around Onondaga Lake.
The grant money also will pay for $475,000 worth of additions to the Connective Corridor linking Syracuse University to downtown, New York’s two U.S. senators said Wednesday.
The $10 million had been earmarked for other Syracuse-area transportation projects in 2005, but for unexplained reasons it was never spent. Federal rules blocked the grants from being used for other projects.
U.S. senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand backed legislation that gave the Federal Highway Administration and state Department of Transportation the flexibility to repurpose the money. The grants will help pay for:
An extension of the Onondaga Lake recreation trail for 2.8 miles from the New York State Fair area to the southern shore in Syracuse. The federal government would provide $5 million toward the $13.3 million project. When complete, it would connect the lake trail with the Onondaga Creekwalk and Erie Canal trail.
An extension of the Onondaga Creekwalk from Armory Square south for 2.2 miles to West Colvin Street. The federal government would provide $4 million for the pedestrian and bike trail along Onondaga Creek.
About $475,000 worth of improvements on East Genesee Street as part of the Syracuse Connective Corridor. The corridor provides bike paths and other infrastructure to link Syracuse University with downtown Syracuse.
Under new federal rules, the Federal Highway Administration can now redirect federal funds earmarked for specific projects if the money remains unspent for more than 10 years.
Schumer had previously supported Onondaga County’s application for a $10 million competitive federal grant for the lake trail project, but the county did not make the final cut for funding. Contact Mark Weiner by email or at 571-970-3751.
Cyclists pedal along the west shore trail around Onondaga Lake last year. Money will go to make improvements and extend the trail. Michael Greenlarfirstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Steve Reiter on May 10, 2016
Posted by Steve Reiter on April 2, 2016
Unfortunately, this workshop has been cancelled due insufficient participant numbers to meet the minimum numbers set by the leaders, who were driving in from Albany.
Perhaps we will attempt this again.
Do take part in the rest of local Bike Month activities, which will be listed shortly.
Posted by Steve Reiter on December 1, 2015
The Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council will host a public meeting this Thursday, December 3 at 5:30 p.m. to share potential permanent route options for connecting the Erie Canalway Trail between Camillus and DeWitt, as well as conceptual ideas for transforming specific locations along these routes.
The meeting will take place at the Museum of Science & Technology (500 South Franklin Street) in Syracuse (use entrance across from Sound Garden).
Posted by Steve Reiter on November 27, 2015
THE CITY OF SYRACUSE COMMON COUNCIL DPW COMMITTEE MEETS MONDAY NOVEMBER 30TH AT 5:00 PM in Common Council Chambers to Discuss the University Bike Plan.
The Council has been asked to approve funds for designing and implementing this project and there are many questions about it and there is also opposition to it.
If you want to have improved bike infrastructure in the University Area, then please come to this meeting and demonstrate and voice your support.
Posted by Steve Reiter on October 2, 2015
The October Cycle in the City ride will be this coming Sunday (October 4th) at 9 am beginning at the trail head of the Creek Walk in Armory Square (Jefferson Street). This is the last ride for this year.
Both the short ride and the long ride will use the same route, with a couple of extensions to make the long route longer. The short route is about 11.6 miles long. The long route has an additional loop of about a mile and then a ride out the Creek Walk to Onondaga Lake (and back) at the end.
The route uses a few streets that we have not used (or used much) including Milton Avenue, Green Street, Butternut Street, and Rugby. The routes should be on the City and County (Health Dept) website in the next day or two, hopefully, at http://www.ongov.net/health/documents/October2015Routes.pdf
Posted by Steve Reiter on September 12, 2015
- more bicycle infrastructure, including bike lanes for Euclid, connecting existing bike infrastructure, Creek Walk phase 2, Canal Trails
- increased safety through better infrastructure, such as adding bike boxes, bike traffic lights
- education of bicyclists and other road users, including news editorials, bike rodeos, bicycle commuter training
- Bike Month 2016 events
- be an advisory committee to the new city transportation planner and DPW/traffic planning
- assist the city in applying for Bike Friendly City status
- collaborate with other groups who are promoting bike safety, bike infrastructure, etc.
You may have other ideas. Please join us to share your thoughts and concerns.