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NYBC’s Executive Director Resigns

Posted by Steve Reiter on February 11, 2015

New York Bicycling Coalition announces the resignation of our Executive Director, Josh Wilson, who has served in the position since 2013.

Under his tenure Josh built the financial and political strength of the organization, and from day one he sought new and more effective ways of achieving progress toward NYBC’s mission.  Mr. Wilson worked to equip the Coalition with the resources necessary to deliver statewide programs and campaigns aimed at addressing issues with statewide implications for all cyclists. Thanks to his efforts, NYBC has developed stronger relationships with state government, fellow advocacy organizations, tourism agencies and bicycle-related businesses.

“On behalf of NYBC’s Board of Directors we want to thank Josh Wilson for his past two year’s of extraordinary service and leadership to our organization – and to the bike movement in New York State,” says Paul Winkeller, Board President of New York Bicycling Coalition.  “Josh has worked successfully on numerous fronts at the local, regional and statewide level here in New York – and on national issues in his role helping to lead the NYS delegation at the annual National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C.  His efforts have ranged from innovative bike safety related programming with our partners at the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee; leading a demonstration project that we are confident will lead to bikes on board Amtrak;  smart and realistic legislative advocacy in our State Capitol; and providing support and technical assistance to dozens of projects and partners across New York State.

Josh will step-down as Executive Director at the end of March, but will continue working for NYBC as a legislative advocate on a part-time basis.  In April he will assume leadership of a local trails organization which advocates for, builds, and maintains a network of community-based trails for mountain biking and skiing in the Adirondack High Peaks region, where he currently resides.

“I want to thank the people I’ve worked with across the state for sharing your knowledge and passion for bicycling with me over the past two years.  Working for New York Bicycling Coalition and its members has been a great honor for me as a cyclist and as a New Yorker,” says Mr. Wilson.  “I am so fortunate to have served as a voice for people who are simply seeking safe, accessible, and fun places to ride bikes in New York State.  My involvement in the bicycle advocacy at the state and national level will not end here, and I look forward to staying involved with NYBC in the years to come.”

NYBC will look to fill the position as soon as possible and will post a job announcement in the coming days.  


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Agenda for Upcoming BikeCNY Meeting – February 17, 2015

Posted by Steve Reiter on February 10, 2015

Please join us in one week, on Tuesday February 17th at 7pm for the monthly BikeCNY meeting. 

Topics up for discussion include:
  • Review the 1/28/2015 Common Council DPW Committee meeting on the University Hill Bike Network Project.
  • Work on press release for public Service regarding bike safety in April or May.
  • Progress on Portable temporary bike racks for events?
  • Update on opening the University Avenue cycle-track in the bookstore block.
  • What can be done to move the Euclid Bike infrastructure forward.
  • Report on Moving DeWitt meeting on Feb 11.
  • Report on Active Transportation Advocacy Day in Albany on Feb 2.

We will be meeting at Mello Velo Cafe.  Click here for directions to Mello Velo.

We look forward to having you join us.

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Sustainability and the Interstate 81 Challenge

Posted by Steve Reiter on February 4, 2015

Green Bag Lunch

Date & Time: March 6; Noon – 1:30 pm

Location: Syracuse Center of Excellence
727 East Washington Street, Room 203

Confirmed Panelists to date:
Robert Haley, AIA, Architect, Urban Design Center
Peter Sarver, Moving People Transportation Coalition

This Event is Free.
Attendees are welcome to bring their Green Bag Lunch!
Seating is limited. Registration Required

GreeningUSA and the Syracuse Center of Excellence Center for Sustainable Community Solutions invite community members and experts to participate and be recognized for their contributions to any of the 12 Traits of Sustainability!

You will help our community move toward sustainability, while helping to create a model for communities across the country to use!

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Tomorrow: Advocates Ask Albany to Guarantee Bike/Ped Funds | Streetsblog New York City

Posted by Steve Reiter on February 2, 2015

Two BikeCNY members are hoping to make it to this event. May the snow and wind stop.

Tomorrow: Advocates Ask Albany to Guarantee Bike/Ped Funds | Streetsblog New York City.

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