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Clean ideas for people on the move.

Alternative fuel vehicles. Fuel reduction. How do you do it? Ride share, HOV lanes, regional transportation planning, traffic calming, walkable communities, buying local.

Any tips on tele-commuting, tele-conferencing, webinars? Do you promote safe routes, walking buses, no-idling policies? Share ideas for governments, communities and schools...right here.

 
 

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Hudson Fjord Trail Proposed

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Friday, 29 November 2013 00:00

Hudson Fjord Trail Proposed

Putnam and Dutchess County citizen groups and governmental agencies continue to work together to develop the Hudson Fjord Hike/Bike Trail – a separated multi-use 9-mile trail linking Constitution Island in Cold Spring to the City of Beacon Train Station.  The riverfront towns of Philipstown and Fishkill, the City of Beacon and the Village of Cold Spring, Dutchess and Putnam counties, Scenic Hudson, Hudson Highlands Land Trust, The Open Space Institute and elected officials are working collabRead more

 

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Complete Streets Comes to Rye

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Friday, 22 November 2013 07:04

Complete Streets Comes to Rye

The City of Rye became the 6th Westchester municpality to pass a Complete Streets Policy on October 28.  The policy is intended to promote the design of roads and streets  that balance the needs of all users  while incorporating community values such as environmental stewardship; scenic, aesthetic, historic and natural resource preservation; safety; security; mobility and individual freedom.

The policy applies to all roadway projects, including those involving new construction, reRead more

   

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Spring Update: How Not To Get Hit On Your Bike.

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Wednesday, 08 May 2013 00:00

Spring Update: How Not To Get Hit On Your Bike.

Riding your bike more now that it's getting warmer? You're helping slow climate change and getting in shape while getting your groceries. Recents studies show that people who switch to bike commuting loose an average of 18 lbs in the first year. The keeping fit part is only useful as long as you don't get mushed in the process. Dusting off the helmet is a one part of keeping safe on your bike.

Avoiding getting hit is arguably as important.  Bicyclesafe's concise, clear, and sometimes aRead more

   

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Move NY Campaign Seeks Interviews

Written by Green Guru Network Administrator Wednesday, 23 January 2013 19:26

Move NY Campaign Seeks Interviews

From: Alex Matthiessen

 

The Move NY campaign (to modernize NY's regional transportation system) is producing a video for the campaign that will be posted on the campaign's website (launching in less than a month) and spread virally to the maximum extent possible. We have some good interviews but there are a few categories of commuter type we are missing so if you know any folks who fit one of the four descriptions below, please send us his/her contact info as soon as possible. This is theiRead more

   

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Heading to the Country? Grab a Zipcar

Written by Angela Gorman Friday, 21 December 2012 00:00

Heading to the Country? Grab a Zipcar

Getting out of town? There are great organizations who specialize in providing automobiles to share. It's sort of like borrowing a library book, both embrace the concept of community sharing and can take you to far away places, but the library book is free of charge (state taxes notwithstanding).

Zipcar is one of the best known, east coast auto sharing organizations. They have a very funny video on thier site which explains how the whole process works: Zipcar! Currently, Zipcars can be founRead more

   

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Is It TIme To Take a Break From Sandy ?

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Saturday, 03 November 2012 05:50

Is It TIme To Take a Break From Sandy ?

Was it cold enogh for you at home last night? Do you have enough gas to get to Newburgh? (about 100 miles from Hastings on Hudson and there are fully functioning gas stations there.) Laboring without electricity, local stores and fuel wears in you after a while. Consider this moment as an opportunity to take a short unplanned vacation. 

Right now in the Catskills it's the slow season, there are world class restaurants, hiking, music, shopping, scenery, electricity, gas, cozy bed and breakfaRead more

   

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511NY Rideshare: A Better Way to Go!

Written by Paula Sakofs Wednesday, 01 August 2012 08:13

511NY Rideshare: A Better Way to Go!


511NY Rideshare is New York’s home for ridematching, traveler services and transportation alternatives to driving alone, and is an integral part of New York State’s version of the national 511 system, which offers traveler information, useful mobile applications and personalized traffic, travel and transit information.  They've grown and have wonderful new tools if you haven't visited them lately see how they can help your commute become more civilized.

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Three Tappan Zee Proposals Received

Written by Green Guru Network Administrator Monday, 30 July 2012 22:23

Three Tappan Zee Proposals Received
SUFFERN, NY (07/27/2012)(readMedia)-- Brian Conybeare, Special Advisor the Governor on the NewTappan Zee Bridge, issued this statement on Friday, July 27:
"Today the Thruway Authority received three proposals for building a new bridge to replace the Tappan Zee. The proposals comprise more than 70 boxes and an estimated 750,000 pages. The submitted bids are from the following teams:
Kiewit-Skanska-Weeks Joint Venture
(Kiewit Infrastructure Co., Skanska USA Civil Northeast Inc., and Weeks Marine,Read more
   

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Get The Inside Track!

Written by Green Guru Network Administrator Saturday, 09 June 2012 12:37

Get The Inside Track!
Get Your Clearwater Festival-Metro North Deal
Beat the line! Take mass transportation to the Festival!  
Going to the Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival?

The Croton Harmon Train Station (Metro North stop) is located next to the entrance to  Croton Point Park. Free shuttle bus service will be available the entire weekend between the train station and the festival entrance.
More shuttle buses have been added this year! 
THE CLEARWATER METRO NORTH PACKAGE

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Eric Illowski's Primer On EV's

Written by eric illowsky Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:01

Eric Illowski's Primer On EV's

CALLING ALL ELECTRIC CAR SKEPTICS & LOOKYLOOS, FANS & WANNABEES!

April 18 “Revenge of the Electric Car” Feature Film Screening In White Plains, NY April 21 “EV Showcase” In White Plains, NY  

This Earth Week in White Plains, two Electric Vehicle events are being organized by New York City Lower Hudson Valley Clean Communities.  (That's NYCLHVCC - if you’ve a better name to suggest, they are in fact open to suggestions.)  To encourage your enjoyment of the movie screening andRead more

   

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NYSDOT's Air Quality Action Day

Written by Angela Gorman Wednesday, 04 April 2012 20:00

NYSDOT's Air Quality Action Day

NYSDOT's Air Quality Action Day (AQAD) program specialist is looking for additional state agencies that would participate in AQAD alerts.

Christa Ippoliti, the NYSDOT AQAD program lead person, describes the program as "...,the AQAD program sends out alerts on days when air quality is forecasted to be poor. To do their part, NYSDOT asks that NYSDOD maintenance works limit their use of small engines (mowers, trimmers, etc.) on AQAD to reduce the amount of pollution emitted. Additionally, we post ARead more

   

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