State Resources - New York

Select a state from the map or the drop down menu below to access state-specific bicycling and walking information, including bicycling laws, links to plans and case studies.

You can also look here for contact information of bicycle and pedestrian coordinators.



New York

Web Sites:


State Contacts:

Eric L. Ophardt, P.E.
Bicycle & Pedestrian Program Manager
ph: 518-457-0922 fx: 518-457-3153
Eric.Ophardt@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation
50 Wolf Road  | POD 5-4  | Albany, NY   12232

James M. Ercolano, M.S.
Pedestrian Specialist
ph: 518-457-4087 fx: 518-457-3153
Jim.Ercolano@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation
50 Wolf Road  | POD 52  | Albany, NY   12232

Lisa Ford
TAP Coordinator
ph: (518) 457-9749
lisa.ford@dot.ny.gov
NY Department of Transportation

Mary Harding
Statewide TEP Coordinator
ph: 518-485-8291 fx: 518-485-0132
Mary.Harding@dot.ny.gov
Department of Transportation
50 Wolf Road  | Albany, NY   12232

Federal Contacts:

Daniel Wood
High Risk/Innovation Oversight Team Leader
ph: 518-431-8870 fx: 518-431-4121
daniel.c.wood@dot.gov
Federal Highway Administrationam Leader
New York Division  | Leo W O'Brien Federal Building, 11A Clinton Avenue, Suite 719  | Albany, NY   12207

 


Bike Maps:

City Maps

County Maps

Trail Maps

 


Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans:

Bicycle Plans

Local Plan
New York City, NY
New York City Bicycle Master Plan

Trail/Greenway Plans
New York City, NY
New York City Greenway Plan

Local Plan
Rochester, NY
Rochester Bicycle Master Plan


Pedestrian Plans

Trail/Greenway Plans
New York City, NY
New York City Greenway Plan

 


Case Studies:

Town of Bethlehem, NY
Pedestrian Safety Planning Group

Village of Great Neck Plaza, NY
Traffic Calming to Enhance Pedestrian Safety

Irondequoit and Rochester, NY
Irondequoit Lakeside Multi-Use Trail

Ithaca, NY
Thurston Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project

New Hartford and Whitestown, NY
Phillip A. Rayhill Memorial Trail

New York City, NY
Safe Streets for Seniors

Saranac Lake, NY
Saranac Lake River Walk

State of New York
Pedestrian Generator Checklist

Trumansburg, NY
Main Street Project

New York City, NY
New York City's Summer Streets

New York City, NY
Reclaiming Broadway's Public Space

New York City, NY
New York City Complete Streets Design Guidance

 


Bike Laws:

Bicycling on Freeways

Bicycling on Interstates and Freeways in New York is Not Allowed (Prohibited (possible exceptions)).

Exceptions Include:

Allowed on the Lake Ontario State parkway near Rochester and NY 365 near Rome after "an extensive engineering safety study"

State Bike Laws and Resources

Sections of the Vehicle & Traffic Law Pertaining to Bicycles & Pedestrians
http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/LAWSSEAF.cgi?QUERYTYPE=LAWS+&QUERYDATA=@LLVAT+&LIST=LAW+&BROWSER=BROWSER+&TOKEN=25194188+&TARGET=VIEW


Bicycle Lighting Laws

Active front white light: Required

Active rear red light: Required

Rear reflector: Required


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