$67 million announced to fund NYS bicycle and pedestrian projects

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOn January 15, Governor Cuomo announced $67 million in in funding for 63 bicycle, pedestrian and multi-use path Transportation Enhancement Program (TEP) projects that will promote active transportation, improve quality of life, and encourage tourism and economic development opportunities across the state. The funds cover 80 percent of the cost of each project, with the remaining 20 percent coming from the project sponsor. The funds are dedicated for strategic investments in transportation alternatives. With the 20% local match, these projects will support a total investment of $96.5 million.

The funding level was a pleasant surprise for active transportation advocates. NYSDOT had originally indicated that only about $50 million would be available to applicants.

The following are the funded projects, by region. 

Projects Awards by Region

Capital Region – $5.7 million

Black Bridge over the Catskill Creek Village of Catskill Greene $2,240,000
Delaware Avenue Hamlet Multi-Modal and Streetscape Enhancements Town of Bethlehem Albany $1,200,000
North Central Avenue Pedestrian Safety Project City of Mechanicville Saratoga $400,000
NYS Route 9 Complete Streets Improvement Town of Lake George Warren $1,100,000
Hamlet of Hillsdale Pedestrian Streetscape Enhancements Town of Hillsdale Columbia $754,975

Mohawk Valley – $4 million

North & South Washington Street Project Village of Herkimer Herkimer $680,000
Grey to Green: East Dominick Streetscape Improvements City of Rome Oneida $350,000
Erie Canalway Trail: South Amsterdam to Pattersonville “Closing the Gap” NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation Montgomery $980,000
Cooperstown Downtown Streetscape and Pedestrian Improvements Village of Cooperstown Otsego $1,761,200
Neahwa Park Entrance Improvements City of Oneonta Otsego $227,692

Central New York – $4.5 million

Owasco River Greenway Trail Construction City of Auburn Cayuga $1,322,000
Northeast Gateway and Clinton Avenue Corridor Enhancement City of Cortland Cortland $544,000
Onondaga Lake Canalways Trail-State Fair Boulevard Extension Onondaga County Dept. Of Trans. Onondaga $1,530,000
Oneida Rail Trail: Wampsville/Oneida Connector City of Oneida Madison $545,830
South Peterboro Street Enhancement Project Phase I Village of Canastota Madison $519,968

Finger Lakes – $4.7 million

Elmwood Avenue/Collegetown Cycle Track City of Rochester Monroe $1,000,000
Highland Crossing Trail Town of Brighton Monroe $1,331,040
Erie Canalway Trail Segment West of NYS Route 414 Village of Clyde Wayne $279,472
Downtown Perry Streetscape Village of Perry Wyoming $1,063,638
Ellicott Trail Town of Batavia Genesee $1,024,492

Western New York – $7.8 million

Pendleton Pathway Expansion Project Town of Pendleton Niagara $640,153
Olean Creek Bicycle and Pedestrian Crossing City of Olean Cattaraugus $535,516
Newstead Trailway Expansion Project Town of Newstead Erie $245,854
Town of Holland Sidewalk Connection Project Town of Holland Erie $370,505
Newfane Streetscape Improvements Town of Newfane Niagara $336,880
The Pennsy Trail Seneca Nation of Indians Cattaraugus $482,206
Amherst Sidewalks for Safety Town of Amherst Erie $406,400
Mayville Lakeside Pedestrian and Bike Path- Section 4 Chautauqua County Chautauqua $611,200
Main Street Sidewalks- Thompson to Transit Town of Clarence Erie $415,600
Picture Main Street Village of Williamsville Erie $2,500,000
The Lucy Trail Chautauqua County Chautauqua $965,200
Village Gateway Enhancements Village of Wellsville Allegany $278,794

Southern Tier – $3.3 million

Northside (East Pulteney Street) Pedestrian Safety Improvements City of Corning Steuben $480,000
Chemung River Corridor Trail – Lackawanna Trail Improvements Chemung County Chemung $202,214
Campbell Hamlet Sidewalk Project Town of Campbell Steuben $164,960
Town of Chemung Sidewalk Placement Project Chemung County Chemung $600,000
W. Martin Luther King Jr. Corridor Enhancements City of Ithaca Tompkins $600,000
South Otsiningo Riverfront Multi-Modal Trail Broome County Broome $406,300
Front St. Streetscape Improvements (Court St. to Dean St.) Village of Deposit Broome $825,000

North Country – $3 million

Black River Trail Extension NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation Jefferson $640,000
Pedestrian Accessibility Improvements NYS 86 Village of Saranac Lake Franklin $761,600
Saranac River Trail City of Plattsburgh Clinton $1,626,000

Mid Hudson Valley – $14.2 million

NYS Route 211 Pedestrian and Landscape Improvements Town of Wallkill Orange $1,336,000
Town of Crawford Pedestrian Improvement Town of Crawford Orange $611,029
Route 52 Pedestrian Bridge to Walden-Wallkill Rail Trail Village of Walden Orange $500,928
Safe Sidewalks Program/East Main Street & Kingston Avenue City of Port Jervis Orange $745,178
Brown/South/Esther Streetscape-Phase 2 City of Peekskill Westchester $788,000
Scotts Corner Bike/Pedestrian Safety Streetscape Project Town of Pound Ridge Westchester $1,480,000
Revitalization West Nyack Phase 2 Town of Clarkstown Rockland $2,321,224
N. Middletown Rd Pedestrian Corridor Link Town of Orangetown Rockland $1,899,859
Morningthorpe Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Connection Putnam County Putnam $2,000,000
Jefferson Street Gateway Project Village of Monticello Sullivan $477,995
City of Kingston Connectivity Project City of Kingston Ulster $2,001,500

Long Island – $5.1 million

Sunrise Highway Streetscape Program Village of Freeport Nassau $1,655,871
The Bay Shore Corridor Project Town of Islip Suffolk $1,615,514
Downtown Main Street Sidewalk and Roadway Improvements Village of Port Jefferson Suffolk $1,001,208
Shorewood Drive/Welwyn Road Pedestrian and Bicyclist Enhancements Village of Great Neck Plaza Nassau $838,000

New York City – $14.8 million

Putnam Plaza NYC Department of Transportation Kings $2,403,743
Pulaski Bridge Bicycle and Pedestrian NYC Department of Transportation Queens $2,500,000
Hell Gate Pathway Phase III NYC Department of Parks & Recreation (NYCDPR) New York $2,500,000
Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway-Gowanus Connector NYC Department of Transportation Kings $2,500,000
Route 9A/West 13th Street Hudson River Park Trust New York $2,361,374
Pedestrian and Bike Improvements in Gulick Park The City of New York, Department of Parks & Recreation New York $2,500,000



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