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New York State

The New York Bicycling Coalition

This groups mission is increasing education, safety, access for all cyclists in New York. A non-profit orgainzation, they provide tons of information on advocacy, education, and events. The NYBC can be found online at nybc.net.

The Governor's Traffic Safety Commitee

The New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) coordinates traffic safety activities in the state. Through their website, the GTSC seeks to share timely, accurate and useful news, information and other resources about traffic safety and the state's highway safety grant program. Grant program applications, program management forms and local and state crash and ticket data are posted. These resources are available for both the professional partners and the citizens of New York State here.

 

Department of Health Injury Statistics

This website is maintained by the New York State Department of Health, and provides statistical information on Bicycle and Pedestrian injuries. Click here to view the site.

Initiative for Healthy Infrastructure

The Initiative for Healthy Infrastructure (iHi) is a project of the State University of New York at Albany designed to help communities create physical environments that support healthy, active lifestyles. The initiative includes teaching, research, policy development, public outreach and planning in a cross-disciplinary approach. Specific efforts in the iHi program include developing county-level Healthy Infrastructure Plans, establishing a Resource Center to provide technical support, and hosting a biennial Healthy Infrastructure Conference. Click here to visit their homepage.

Parks & Trails New York

Founded in 1985, Parks & Trails New York has grown from a small group of park advocates to over 5000 members and supporters from every region of the state. Their mission is to " ...expand, protect and promote a network of parks, trails, and open spaces throughout our state for use and enjoyment by all." Point your browser to ptny.org to check out Parks & Trails online.

The NYSDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Program

A great resource on transportation planning for non-motorized safety countermeasures. Find them online.

Transportation Alternatives

A 5500-member NYC-area non-profit citizens group working for better bicycling, walking and public transit, and fewer cars. We work for safer, calmer streets and car-free parks. View their offerings at transalt.org.

 

National

League of American Bicyclists

The League strives to promote cycling for fun, fitness, and trasportation and work through education and advocacy. Find their website online at bikeleague.org.

The Pedestrian and Bicycling Information Center

The PBIC seeks to improve the quality of life in American communities by promoting safe walking and biking as a viable means of transportation and exercise. Their main site can be found at pedbikeinfo.org, and the group's bicycle and pedestrian specific pages at bicyclinginfo.org and walkinginfo.org, respectively.

The National Center for Bicycling and Walking

The NCBW provides bicycle and pedestrian advocates and professionals, transportation engineers and planners, public health specialists, and others with easy access to the information, training, tools, and experts they need to foster active living through community design. Go to BikeWalk.org to visit their website.

The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals

A professional membership organization that promotes excellence in the emerging professional discipline of pedestrian and bicycle transportation. Their homepage, apbp.org, is a must for beginners and experts alike.

Complete Streets National Coalition

This national coalition advocates for streets to be designed and operated to enable safe access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and bus riders of all ages and abilities are able to safely move along and across a complete street.

 

Youth-based

Exploratorium's Science of Cycling

A large site that, aside from plenty of information, offers audio and video clips, interactive online content, and loads of images. Click here to discover the Science of Cycling.

Earth Force

Earth Force encourages young people to improve their communities and the enviroment by training and supporting educators around the country. Find out more at earthforce.org.