THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS
The NYS Park System:
An Economic Asset
to the Empire State
Bicyclists Bring Business
Discover how to profit from trail tourism
You're invited to join PTNY and the NYS Canal Corporation in Tonawanda, NY to learn more about the cyclists that travel the Erie Canalway Corridor now as well as how your business and community can market to and
profit from future cycling tourists.
Attendees will receive a free copy of Parks & Trails New York’s Bicyclists Bring Business, A Guide for Attracting Bicyclists to New York’s Canal Communities.
Roundtable discussion (light refreshments) - October 14
Bike-a-round (lunch discussion to follow bike ride) - October 15
FInd out more
RSVP to Parks & Trails New York: B3Roundtable@ptny.org
PTNY Growing the Grassroots grants available for park and trail groups
Parks & Trails New York is offering a new round of Growing the Grassroots Capacity Building Grants for park and trail groups in New York State. Grants of up to $4,000 will fund activities that help develop and strengthen the skills, processes and resources that not-for-profit organizations need to survive and thrive. An informational webinar for potential applicants will be held at 11:00 a.m. on October 8, 2014. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on October 30, 2014.
New Report Touts Economic
Importance of Erie Canalway Trail
1.6 million visits generate $253 million in economic impact
PTNY’s newest report on the economic impact of the Erie Canalway Trail demonstrates an annual trail traffic volume of more than 1.58 million visits per year, which generates an economic impact of approximately $253 million and supports 3,440 jobs in the local economies within the trail corridor. Read the Executive Summary. Read the full report.
Great NYS Cycling Guidebooks
There's still time for fun cycling adventure this summer. Check out our guidebooks.
September 23, 2014
Read all about Parking Day in Albany and the campsite we set up in front of the Capitol.
September 5, 2014
Adirondack Rail Trail will add to tourism
Op-ed in Albany Times Union cites PTNY’s report on the economic impact of the Erie Canalway Trail to support development of Adirondack Rail Trail.
Parking Day Read all about Parking Day in Albany and the campsite we set up in front of the Capitol.
August 6, 2014
Governor Cuomo Announces Free Wi-Fi at Four Flagship State Parks
Wi-Fi networks are now available free of charge to visitors at Niagara Falls, Jones Beach, Saratoga Spa and East River State Parks. Read more, including a quote by our own Robin Dropkin.
July 21, 2014
Upcycling the economy
New report aims to encourage investment in the multi-use Erie Canalway Trail, including marketing efforts and trail enhancements.
July 18, 2014
Continue investment in popular canal and trail
We love this editorial in the Rochester paper, which uses stats from our new report on the economic impact of the Erie Canalway Trail.
July 14, 2014
Study: Canal trail has big benefit
Read the Democrat and Chronicle article about the release of our study on the economic impact of the Erie Canalway Trail
July 14, 2014
Governor announces 16th annual Cycling the Erie Canal
More than 500 cyclists begin 400-mile bicycling tour along the Erie Canal in Buffalo.
June 25, 2014
Funding bike/ped infrastructure, trails
Read our letter to the editor about the importance of funding for bike/ped infrastructure, including trails!
May 1, 2014
Editorial: Invest yourself in state parks
The Plattsburgh Press Republican urges its readers to “grab [their] garden gloves and get ready to give back” in this editorial.
April 28, 2014
Spiderman encourages children to be a hero on I Love My Park Day
Superhero Spiderman swung into Riverbank State Park to encourage kids to participate in I Love My Park Day, May 3.
March 28, 2014
PTNY supports, speaks out on speed limit bill
Speed limit legislation passed by the state Senate allows towns with populations of 50,000 or less to set their own speed limits, making it safer for pedestrians and bicyclists.
March 26, 2014
Letter to editor: restore funds for park repairs
Read our Letter to the Editor in the Albany Times Union on why it’s so important that the NYS Senate restore $92.5 million in park funding in the FY15 state budget.