Several bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations spoke out recently about the Department of Transportation’s newly released Draft two-year Capital Plan. The New York Bicycle Coalition (NYBC) and the Tri-State Transportation Campaign (TSTC) both published statements criticizing the Plan for not including any mention of bicyclists or pedestrians or the Complete Streets Law adopted earlier this year.
“NYSDOT’s Draft Capital Plan is frightening in its complete neglect of critical transportation modes and NYBC has expressed these concerns to the Governor’s Office.” said NYBC Executive Director Brian Kehoe, “Many citizens, including children and the elderly, rely solely upon walking and bicycling. People around the state consistently cite safety concerns as the biggest reason they don’t walk and bicycle more often. NYSDOT has a responsibility to at least attempt to address the serious safety concerns these citizens face every day. DOT should amend the draft Plan to explicitly address walking and bicycling safety concerns.”
You can read the NYBC article HERE
You can read the TSTC article HERE
You can read the NYSDOT Two Year Draft Captial Plan HERE