March 18, 2019
Every year, Parks & Trails New York brings together trail and active transportation advocates from around the state for a day in Albany. In 2019, Trails Advocacy Day saw the launch of the Trails Across New York campaign.
As the Empire State Trail approaches completion, Trails Across New York will look at what the next steps are for the state's trails network. The 750-mile multi-use trail will connect New York City with the Canadian Border via the Hudson River Greenway and Champlain Canalway Trails and Albany with Buffalo via the Erie Canalway Trail, creating the nation's longest state multi-use trail, and bringing substantial health, economic, and environmental benefits to the millions of New Yorkers who live along the new trail.
Thank you to all who joined us for the launch of the Trails Across New York campaign! It is with the strength of your voice that we continue to advocate for the future of the statewide multi-use trail network.
More information on the next Trails Advocacy Day will be found here early in 2020.
How can I help?
Join Parks & Trails New York and our partners in Albany on March 18, 2019 to advocate for the next steps for New York State's multi-use trails. Registration is now open at the link above!
What will my job be?
Advocates will join fellow New Yorkers from Buffalo to Long Island to discuss with legislators the benefits of investing in trails.
Do I need experience to participate?
Advocacy Days require no previous experience, and all groups will be led by an experienced advocate.
What if I can't make it to Albany? (Advocacy materials to use in your community)
- Locate your State Senator and Assemblymember and remind them why multi-use trails are worth investing in. You can also arrange your own in-district visit with your legislator.
- Use these tools to do your own advocacy:
How do I learn more about this initiative?
- Read more about PTNY's Trails and Active Transportation legislative priorities.
- Join PTNY's email list to ensure you receive all our communications regarding future advocacy efforts.