Bicycle & Pedestrian



Emily Dozier, DCTC, Chair

David Stass, UCTC, Co-Chair

Travel on foot and by bicycle has become increasingly recognized a a valued part of the urban transportation fabric. When trips made by non-motorized modes replace those made in cars, there are benefits ranging from reduced emissions to reduced congestion to improved health from physical activity. MPOs are looking for ways to promote these modes, and to understand their unique safety needs.

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Working Group includes staff of MPOs and NYSDOT, as well as partner agencies such as the NYS Department of Health, New York Bicycling Coalition, and Parks and Trails NY.

man riding bike with backpack

NYSDOT Bicycling in New York State Webpage

Bike Traffic Light

FHWA Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program Webpage

Couple Walking on Urban Sidewalk

NHTSA Pedestrian Safety Program Webpage

2019-2020 NYSAMPO WG Work Program (Appro

Click the image above to view the current Work Plan

Bicycle & Pedestrian Working Group Goals

  1. Increase safe bicycling and walking by providing a forum to share best practices among NYSDOT Regions and MPOs through Working Groups meetings and shared emails, and help members plan projects.

  2. Support the implementation of Complete Streets by NYSDOT, partner agencies and local jurisdictions.

  3. Work with NYSDOT to review, develop and implement plans, policies, or Engineering Instructions that will improve walking and bicycling as a mode option and improve safety. 

  4. Collaborate with State agencies including the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC), NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH), NYS Education Department, and NYS Department of Motor Vehicles; non-profit organizations including the New York Bicycling Coalition (NYBC) and Parks and Trails New York (PTNY); the Walk-Bike New York Planning Committee, and other NYSAMPO Working Groups to achieve mutual goals.

  5. Track State and Federal legislative and regulatory initiatives related to bicycling and walking.

2019 Meeting Minutes

July 15, 2019

June 13, 2019

March 28, 2019