Cyclists riding bikes along the water in Warren County NY


Good morning, everyone.

This piece appeared in the Albany Times Union yesterday – in some respects it is a continuation of the stalled conversation that Joe Martens facilitated with a group of state agency stakeholders prior to the last New York Bike Summit to address the overall challenge of how NYS can become a top bike friendly state.   Dan and I welcome any thoughts about where we should distribute this piece – it will certainly be disseminated statewide through our network of public and private contacts.  
And for some fun, please also check out this short video about the Shoreham nuclear power plant saga, put together by my weekly Hudson Valley bicycling partner Lenny Librizzi (we just went over the SUP on the new Mario M. Cuomo Bridge earlier this week), with whom I worked for many years when I was a community gardens and urban agriculture person.
Kind of ironic, and a beautiful Cuomo symmetry, that the first Gov Cuomo killed this project and the second Gov Cuomo killed fracking.   I think that family has deep environmental creds! 
(Lenny is trying to figure out a way to do a documentary about this tale – any thoughts about that also welcome.   It is an important story to document and share, especially now, and I am surprised it has not been done – yet.)
Thanks as always for listening and hope you are all staying safe and cool – and riding your bikes with social distance and great joy!
Paul Winkeller, Senior Associate
Urban Cycling Solutions

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