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Posted by Steve Reiter on January 19, 2017
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 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 10, 2015
Posted by Steve Reiter on August 14, 2015
Cycle in the City
Free Guided Bike Rides in Syracuse
Choose a 10 or 16 mile Ride.
Rides start at 9am, Sunday August 16 at Jefferson Street in Armory Square at the Creekwalk Trailhead.
MUST WEAR A BICYCLE HELMET
RIDERS MUST BE 12 OR OLDER
Route for this Ride: http://www.ongov.net/health/documents/August2015Routes.pdf
Other dates: September 13, October 4
For more information call 435-3280
Posted by Steve Reiter on April 29, 2015
The city of Syracuse and Onondaga County Health Department sponsors monthly Sunday morning group rides during bicycle season. The schedule for the 2015 Cycle in the City rides can be found below.
CYCLE IN THE CITY SCHEDULE FOR 2015 Sunday, May 17 Sunday, June 21 Sunday, July 19 Sunday, August 16 Sunday, September 13 Sunday, October 4The rides are a lot of fun and a great way to meet and network with fellow bicyclists. The rides also provide a safe ride for less experienced riders and help them to gain confidence in their ability ride on the city streets and town roads. My hope is that eventually the less experienced riders will ride more and more on their own on the city streets and town roads. This will help every one because more bike riders will lead to more attentive drivers and safer rides for everyone.The Cycle in the City rides start at 9:00 am. The rides begin and end at Armory Square at the Onondaga Creek Walk Trail Head – on West Jefferson Street near the Sound Garden and the MOST. The rides are free. Every month there are different routes that wind through different parts of the city and adjacent towns. In the week before the Cycle in the City ride, the ride routes are posted on the Onondaga County Health Department web page. There are printed copies of the map routes available at the start of the ride.The hope is to have 2 different rides. One ride is approximately 10 miles long and the other ride is approximately 20 miles long. In order to to heve 2 rides, we need volunteer 6 ride leaders for each Cycle in the City. We would like 3 leaders each for the 10 mile ride and the 20 mile ride . One ride leader is at the front end, one at the rear end and one in the middle of the pack to try to keep the riders together.We would also like one person for each ride to be a support rider. This support rider would ride with his or her bike tool / tire patch / frame pump kit and ride towards the rear of the ride. They would help less experienced riders that have flat tires or minor mechanical issues, to continue the ride.If you are able to assist as a volunteer ride leader or support rider for one or more of the scheduled Cycle in the City rides, send a message using the contact form and it will be forwarded to the appropriate person.Thanks.
Posted by Steve Reiter on April 13, 2015
The New York Bicycling Coalition picked up the story on the closed University Ave. cycle track. Read their article here.
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