Canalway Trail Times
The NYS Park System:
An Economic Asset
to the Empire State
Cycle the Erie Canal Bike Tour
July 12-19, 2015
Growing the Grassroots grants awarded to 7 park and trail groups
Parks & Trails New York has awarded its 2015 Growing the Grassroots grants for park and trail groups in New York State. Grants will fund activities that help develop and strengthen the skills, processes and resources that not-for-profit organizations need to survive and thrive.
Congratulations to the 2015 Growing the Grassroots awardees:
Bicyclists Bring Business
Thanks to everyone who participated in our recent
Business Roundtable and Bike-a-Round in Tonawanda.
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.
January 20, 2015
Trails good for users and economy
Recreational trails offer a fun way to enjoy the outdoors and draw tourist dollars to communities.
January 15, 2015
Allegany park group to get grant
Friends group earmarks funds for a website, brochures, and banners to increase membership and fundraising. Read more.
October 22, 2014
River trail a community effort
It’s been 11 years in the making, but the town of Peru in the North Country stuck with it and now has a great community asset And PTNY was there from the beginning helping get the project off the ground.
October 6, 2014
Cooperation needed on roads
Read our letter to the editor urging cooperation from cyclists, motorists and pedestrians to keep our roads safe.
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!