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Issues that don’t fit neatly into other categories.
Issues that don’t fit neatly into other categories.
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 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.
Posted by Steve Reiter on July 1, 2015
Bikes vs Cars is a new movie that is now premiering at events around the world. I participated in funding its production through kickstarter and was excited to see it in a pre-release period a few months ago.
Posted by Steve Reiter on March 24, 2015
The rumor is that there will be a mass ride on Saturday, March 28th to demonstrate support for installing real bike lanes on Euclid Ave. If you are interested in showing your support, ride over to the corner of Euclid and Westcott at 10AM. The route is supposed to be short, and the cyclists are supposed to be obey all traffic laws. Please pass it on, post on all your lists, share, like, and so on.
What a great idea! Please share widely. And please join in!
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!