Posts Tagged ‘bike lanes’
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.
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Posted by Steve Reiter on September 12, 2015
Our September BikeCNY meeting is scheduled for this coming Tuesday, September 15th, at 5:45 in the upstairs meeting room at Beauchamp Library. Beauchamp is on E. Colvin Street at the corner of S. Salina.
As a group whose purpose is to advocate for improvements in cycling infrastructure, we see much work to do. The focus of this meeting is to prioritize our activities and set goals for the coming months and, possibly, years. Some of the issues before us are–
- 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.
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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.
The Bike Lane Blockade in Syracuse | NYBC.
Posted in Local, State and National | Tagged: active transportation, bicycle commuting, bicycle network, bike lanes, bikecny, cycle track, Syracuse, Syracuse Common Council, Syracuse University, University Ave | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Steve Reiter on March 30, 2015
Gathering Before the Ride
Despite the 18 degree temperature, 16 brave soles (hah hah, I meant “souls”, though our soles were brave, too), including 2 children!, came out for Saturday morning’s (3/21) ride in support of bike lanes on Euclid Ave. That’s only slightly less than 1 cyclist per degree fahrenheit! Wait until it gets warmer. Starting at the corner of Euclid and Westcott, we rode west on Euclid, following the cycle track that begins at Comstock down Waverly and University, and continuing on the bike lanes on E. Genesee to Almond St., where we turned around and retraced our path back to the start. Some of us then joyfully commiserated over hot drinks and snacks at the Mello Velo Cafe. Members of BikeCNY were among riders from BikeEuclid, SEUNA, WNA, and ESF who also came out to show their support.
Posted in Bicycle Safety, Local | Tagged: advocacy, bike lanes, bike routes, CNY, cycle track, cycling, Euclid Ave., Mello Velo, Syracuse University, University Ave | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Steve Reiter on March 15, 2015
Please join us for another rousing meeting. 7:00 – 8:30pm at Mello Velo Cafe, 556 Westcott St. This Tuesday, we will be addressing the following topics: Portable Bike Racks; the University Cycle Track; a recent WRVO Interview; the Lake Front TNT Escrow Project Bike Rack; Onondaga Creek Walk Phase 2; Bike Safety Press Release; Euclid Ave. Bike Lane Press Release; MovingDewitt; how best to include other local cycling, transportation, and advocacy efforts; and more. Come be a part of making Syracuse a better place to get around on your bike. We look forward to seeing you.
Posted in Bicycle Safety, Local | Tagged: active transportation, bicycle network, bike commuting, bike lanes, bike routes, bikecny, CNY, cycle track, Euclid Ave., meeting, Mello Velo, Moving DeWitt, University Ave, University Hill | Leave a Comment »
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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Posted by Steve Reiter on January 29, 2015
Moving DeWitt is hosting discussions that began in January to gather information about ways to make the Town more pedestrian and bicycle friendly. Bike CNY and other Syracuse groups are planning to contribute to the process.
Posted in Bicycle Safety, Local | Tagged: bicycle commuting, bicycle safety, bike lanes, CNY, DeWitt, Sustainability | Leave a Comment »