March 16, 2020
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.
2020 is a good year to be an outdoor enthusiast and trails advocate! With the state’s multi-use trails plan bill signed into law, we can now establish a blueprint to guide trail development for years to come. There’s so many great opportunities that can enhance the work that we currently do, and provide a solid foundation for the work that we hope to accomplish in the future. We encourage you to join us on March 16, 2020 for Trails Advocacy Day in Albany, NY to speak to these important initiatives.
As trail stewards, local leaders, bicycle friendly communities, businesses, and representatives we think your voice is an important one to have at the negotiating table. Our advocacy efforts will focus on establishing a dedicated funding source for trail maintenance and development, creating more accessible, convenient connections between communities, and promoting bicycle facilities to enhance user experience and create safer streets for people of all ages and abilities.
How can I help?
Join Parks & Trails New York and our partners in Albany on March 16, 2020 to advocate for the next steps for New York State's multi-use trails. Registration will open early in 2020.
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.