Posts Tagged ‘CNY’
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.
Posted in General | Tagged: active transportation, advocacy, bike lanes, bikecny, CNY, Syracuse | Leave a Comment »
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 4
The 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.
Posted in Local | Tagged: bike ride, CNY, Cycle in the City, Syracuse | 1 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.
Posted in Local | Tagged: active transportation, advocacy, bike lanes, bikecny, CNY, Euclid Ave., Mello Velo, Moving DeWitt, Syracuse | Leave a Comment »
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 »
Posted by Steve Reiter on January 27, 2015
Many of us already know that there is a hearing scheduled by the Syracuse Common Council Public Works Committee for Wednesday, January 28 at 5:30pm in the Common Council Chambers to hear comments from the public. We have the following additional information about the current funding in question and the full scope of the project. Here it is:
Authorize – Consultant Agreement with C&S Companies for Scoping and Preliminary Design Services for University Hill Bike Network Implementation Project, PIN 3755.26, in an amount not to exceed $141,000 from Account #107.01043.0.000. To be paid on a time and expense basis for all services required. City is to incur all initial costs with subsequent 80% reimbursement from the Federal government.
PIN 3755.26 – The University Hill Bike Network Implementation Project will reduce the number of vehicles lanes and incorporate a cycle track or road diets along South Crouse Ave, Waverly Ave and Comstock Ave from East Genesee St to Euclid Ave. It is currently scheduled for a February 2016 Contract Award and Construction is set to be completed by June of 2016. The programmed construction cost is nearly $1 million. Most of its cost will come from Federal and State Funds.
Posted in General | Tagged: bicycle commuting, bicycle network, bike lanes, CNY, cycle track, cycling, Syracuse, Syracuse Common Council, Syracuse University, University Hill | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Steve Reiter on October 20, 2014
After a long pause, BikeCNY started meeting again this past summer. (After an even longer pause, I updated the website.)
We will be meeting at 5:30 on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Brady Faith Center, 404 South Ave.,
Syracuse, New York 13204. (Across from the Southwest Community Center).
Come join us!
Posted in General, Local | Tagged: bicycle commuting, bicycle safety, bike commuting, bike lanes, bike routes, CNY, cycling, Syracuse | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Steve Reiter on February 28, 2008
Don Hughes and fellow BikeCNY Organizing Committee member John Murray were featured in the Feb 9, 2008 Post Standard’s Progress 2008 “Lead Green” section. See the P-S article about Don’s commuting here, including a wonderful video of interview.
Also in the same issue:
The P-S Cycling Survey, an interview with John Murray, and an interview with SU professor Richard Breyer. All three of them commute to their work by bike almost every day, even in the winter!Way to go, guys!
Posted in General, Local | Tagged: 2008, bicycle commuting, bike commuting, CNY, cycling, Syracuse | 1 Comment »