What’s Your Ultimate Biking Fantasy?

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From the Urban Health Matters Blog by Sheree Crute The New York Academy of Medicine and Bicycle Utopia asked the students at the Dream Charter School in East Harlem, NY, that question at a June event created to get them excited about biking, the outdoors and great places to see in the city. The event—a BikeART Party—is a concept created by Jeanne Hilary, founder …

Webinar: Creating New Opportunities for Active Communities: Shared-Use & Parks Policies in New York State

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When: Thursday May 26th, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm After major wins in the New York State budget, DASH-NY has new opportunities for our policy priorities, including expanding access to indoor and outdoor spaces for physical activity recreation statewide. In a new environmental justice program, the budget allocates $7 million to ensure access to parks, trails, and outdoor recreation for …

Guest Post: House Child Nutrition Bill Could Increase Food Insecurity in New York’s Poorest Neighborhoods

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Guest Post: Jessica Pino-Goodspeed, Hunger Solutions New York More than 930,000 children in New York State live with food insecurity. That’s nearly one million kids who go to bed hungry, who go to school with an empty stomach, or whose meals often consist of nothing more substantial than ramen noodles. Growing up with inconsistent access to good nutrition can have …

State Budget Supports Key DASH-NY Policy Push

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By Rebecca Abraham, Policy Associate   Designing a Strong and Healthy New York State’s (DASH-NY) first policy agenda led to big wins in Albany this year. Governor Cuomo’s new budget now includes the largest public transportation package in history—a key priority for DASH-NY and DASH coalition member the Tri-State Transportation Campaign. On April 1st budget provides targeted funding to public …

Five Years is Long Enough

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By Rebecca Abraham  It’s time to fund the Complete Streets law! In the recently-released New York State Assembly and Senate one-house budgets, the Assembly included $20 million in dedicated funding to ensure the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists. However, the Governor and the Senate failed to include similar provisions in their budgets. In 2011, Governor Cuomo signed the Complete Streets law. …