New Yorkers for Active Transportation
In 2013, PTNY joined the New York Bicycling Coalition (NYBC), Tri-State Transportation Campaign (TSTC) and other bicycle-pedestrian advocates to form New Yorkers for Active Transportation (NY4AT), a coalition dedicated to securing equitable funding for non-motorized transportation, such as trails, bike lanes, and sidewalks. Demand for these facilities is great. Unfortunately, recent reductions in funding on a state and federal level have greatly limited the ability of communities to build this infrastructure. NY4AT seeks to change this situation, and, in doing so, fully implement the state's Complete Streets law.
- Dedicated bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure funding
- Revision of NYSDOT's Preservation First policy
- Closing the Gaps in the Erie Canalway Trail
- Re-establishment of the state bike-ped advisory committee
2016 Active Transportation Advocacy Day
This year's advocacy day was a great success, with New Yorkers from across the state coming to Albany to stress the importance of funding for walking and biking.
If you weren't able to join us in Albany, you can still participate.
Tell us why you support more funding for biking and walking through our online story form, and we'll make sure that your legislators gets your message. You can also arrange your own in-district visit with your legislator. Review the DIY Advocacy Instructions for some pointers, and use the Advocacy Day materials linked below.
2016 Advocacy Day Materials
- Dedicated funding one pager
- Budget Asks document
- Story form and instructions for DIY advocacy
- Co-benefits of Biking & Walking one pager
- Map of Empire State Plaza Concourse
Read more about PTNY's Trails and Active Transportation legislative priorities.
Visit the Take Action page to get involved
Join PTNY's email list to ensure you receive all our communications regarding future NY4AT efforts.
Our Current Advocacy Work
February's Active Transportation Advocacy Day was more than a mere exercise for participants. Their efforts have resulted in 46 legislators so far signing support letters for dedicated funding for biking and walking projects in the state budget. ...Continue reading
Join Parks & Trails New York and the New Yorkers for Active Transportation (NY4AT) coalition in Albany for meetings with our state senators and assembly members to tell them all New Yorkers, regardless of age or ability, need access to trails and infrastructure that supports safe and healthy biking and walking....Continue reading