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America Bikes Releases 2012 Survey Results

Posted on: June 7th, 2012 by Glenn

A recent survey of 1,003 U.S. adults revealed that 83% of Americans favor maintaining or increasing funding for bike lanes and sidewalks. The survey, conducted by the Princeton Survey Research Associates, showed very strong bipartisan support across the country for federal funding of biking and walking resources. Support for the funding of biking and walking Read the Rest…

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FHWA Releases Report on Non-Motorized Transportation Study

Posted on: May 29th, 2012 by Glenn

The Federal Highway Admistration’s Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Program identified 4 communities in which to implement a locally devised strategy to significantly increase the use of nonmotorized transportation, along with the accompanying safety, environmental, and health benefits. This report provides an overview of the four pilot communities, the program investments, evaluation results, and lessons learned. One Read the Rest…

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May is National Bike Month

Posted on: May 21st, 2012 by Glenn

“In honor of National Bike Month and Bike to Work Week, CNN asked its Facebook fans what it would take to get them to bike to work more often. A shorter commute and more bike lanes were by far the most common responses.”  Recently the Heart Network joined cycling advocates in petitioning the NYS Department of Transportation for a Read the Rest…

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Mini Grant: Pedestrian Improvements in Malone

Posted on: May 11th, 2012 by Glenn

Heart Network staff have been working with the Malone Complete Streets Partnership to identify projects that will make walking and biking safer and more comfortable in Malone. The Partnership recently completed a design for Elm Street that will make it safer for pedestrians traveling along Elm Street or from Elm Street Manor to St. Joe’s Elementary. Mini-grant funds will Read the Rest…

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Route 86 Campaign Update

Posted on: May 11th, 2012 by Glenn

The Heart Network has been providing technical assistance to BIKE 86, a group which recently submitted a petition to the NYSDOT to create a cycling friendly shoulder on Route 86 between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. Read a Letter to the Editor submitted to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise by BIKE 86 Read the recent Story the Read the Rest…

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