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NY DOT invests $26.5 million to promote biking & walking to school

GasBuddy Blog -- The New York State Dept. of Transportation has announced $26.5 million in federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) funding for 64 project sponsors to implement infrastructure improvements and public education campaigns across the State to encourage elementary and middle school children to safely walk and bike to school.

That's not nickels and dimes.

The projects supported by this round of federal funding will help children get to school safely by providing features such as sidewalks, multi-use paths, crosswalks and pedestrian signals near schools,” DOT Commissioner Joan McDonald said. “The education component of the program can help families make healthy, sustainable transportation choices and teach kids how to safely use...


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2parrots
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 4:41:03 AM

Good to exercise more
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outdoortechie
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2014 4:25:43 PM

How about charging more for public transportation instead of making taxpayers subsidize it? Maybe people would walk more if they felt in the pocketbook.
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Raider44
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2014 2:29:50 PM

why fire up a bus, pay for its cost, maintenance, gas, insurance, driver - all so some fat arss kids don't have to walk a few blocks.
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ranger1169
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 12:15:28 AM

good
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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 5:40:10 PM

we should all do all the walking and biking to places that we can.
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KnightStorm
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 1:52:03 PM

we walked to school ... prolly about a half mile or so... just for elementary then it wasn't feasible as we were small town and got bused about ten miles for 7-12 grade... I remember well walking//hitching Home after football and wrestling practice though... Montana in the winter, and never thought twice bout hitchin a ride... different times, great memories!!!

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[Edited by: KnightStorm at 6/12/2013 1:52:40 PM EST]
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priver
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 10:03:19 PM

if it's more than 1/2 mile supply the bus, or move... easy!!
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MiataPrincess
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2013 9:52:02 AM

what about spending money for horse trails?
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paulweb
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Message Posted: May 31, 2013 10:22:37 PM

I never, ever rode a school bus to school or back home.
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Tommyguns45
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Message Posted: May 31, 2013 12:43:21 PM

It was be much safer if they were walking not trying to text on their Smart Phones etc It was called a path I walked or road my bike to school on. I guess there are still kick backs when something as such cost 26 million.
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: May 31, 2013 12:46:23 AM

I agree with md...we do live in a lazy society
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mdcsgt
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Message Posted: May 30, 2013 10:03:03 AM

Waste of time and money!! The NEW generation of Americans don't walk anywhere. Hell, where I'm from you don't even have to walk to the school bus stop anymore. The bus goes door-to-door picking up and dropping off!!! LAZY SOCIETY WE LIVE IN NOW!!
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Message Posted: May 30, 2013 3:23:08 AM

waste of bucks
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Bttlecat
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 1:57:35 AM

That has been going on here in Oklahoma for more than a year. I have not noticed an increase of children walking to swachool. Most parents over this nation will not allow their kids to walk to and from school. Although, with all of the out of work parents, they have the time to walk with them.
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Tommyguns45
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 8:40:53 AM

Its about time kids had to walk a ways to school instead of the bus going up and down every street in town picking up their lazy grasses/ We home owners has to flip the bill for the fuel and up keep of the buses.
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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 8:20:44 AM

wasted money, we all know how to bike and walk.
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2013 11:36:08 PM

good... if only it was a public works project for those looking for work
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priver
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2013 9:12:54 AM

common sence..ok it is NY
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akitaone
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2013 10:10:23 PM

good idea
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txrojo2005
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2013 10:56:40 AM

Infrastructure tends to be expensive.
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GasHunter0007
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2013 3:16:20 AM

that's a lot of money!
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GasHunter0007
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2013 3:16:16 AM

that's a lot of money!
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2013 3:02:01 AM

pricy
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 11:05:41 PM

good
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 8:48:27 PM

good idea
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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 10:48:32 AM

making getting to school safely more doable is a good idea.
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MiataPrincess
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 9:51:09 AM

great idea...as long as there is a safe route
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Bearcat500
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 7:30:43 AM

I used to walk and bike to school all the time and no it wasn't up hill both ways.
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mabrams184
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 4:37:31 PM

Sounds like a lot of money just to tell people to walk or ride bikes.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:45:24 PM

Walking and biking, not a bad concept.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 3:41:57 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 8:28:20 PM

I guess it's safe to say Mayor Doomberg endorses this idea.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 8:38:21 PM

It makes 'em feel good about themselves to help save gasoline and especially as they spend our money.
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 8:30:28 PM

More biking, more walking, better health, lower pollution, less demand, lower gas prices, were all winners!
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:51:20 AM

scotty: I believe it... when pigs fly :P
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coyotegirl1
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:43:19 AM

Now that's a really good way of helping out the children on their way to school.
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t1954
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 6:35:53 AM

sounds healhty and enjoyable now if we can feel safe ,so socialize and don't go alone
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 7:15:13 PM

Like it is safe to ride the bike in NYC!?!?!

[Edited by: VomVom at 1/23/2013 7:15:47 PM EST]
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George0446
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 4:55:01 PM

Spending our sacred tax dollars to get our children to risk less safe ways to get to and from school. Typical liberal idea!
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 4:16:04 PM

Obama is spending YOUR money again
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tomok
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 4:15:56 PM

NY DOT invests $26.5 million to promote biking & walking to school? Only in areas that need something like this, less walking on busy roads and in heavy traffic areas. More walking, bicycling and less riding the bus from home door to school door. More excerise for those fat kids! The school buses routes I have seen, the children have to walk very little and are mostly driven from home to school, with very little walking inbetween.
How much to implement this program?
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII!
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Catfish93001
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 3:34:43 PM

Cycling is good, but $26.5 million? That's a lot of bicycles.
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jethro5000
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 3:09:27 PM

$26.5 million to promote biking??? When did bicycles start paying the road taxes???
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RBob
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 2:47:59 PM

I am a biker and support more biking by our kids, but I would have lots of questions about this expenderature of tax payer dollars.
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 2:41:45 PM

That's a lot of fat people (including kids) out there, too! So it's time to get off your fat behinds and away from TVs and mobile devices and get some exercise.
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 2:34:57 PM

That is a lot of money
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 2:32:49 PM

old news
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 2:29:30 PM

Yeah, like today's kids are really going to suddenly want to walk/bike to school because they saw it on TV. Get real!
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jnseyeongas
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 2:28:34 PM

I gave my comment on this yesterday
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nehemiah
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 2:27:02 PM

good project, but a bit pricey
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