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Friday, September 15 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Panel - Erie Canal, Empire State Trail and the Future of New York's Trail System LIMITED

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During his 2017 State of the State address, Governor Cuomo announced plans for the Empire State Trail. This will include 350 miles of new trails across the state that will complete a 750-mile trail network, the largest in the nation, by 2020. This is obviously a game changer for recreational cycling in New York and we couldn’t be more excited for it. In this session, we will examine who the major players are in completing the Empire State Trail, what their role is in completing the network, what their current plans look like, and the opportunities and challenges they will face.

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Andy Beers

Director, Empire State Trail
Andy was appointed Director of the Empire State Trail in May, 2017.  He is responsible for overseeing Governor Cuomo’s initiative to develop a 750-mile bicycling and pedestrian trail from NYC to Canada and Buffalo to Albany.  Andy served as the Executive Deputy Commissioner for N... Read More →
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John Joyce

Director of Policy & Program Development, New York State Canal Corporation
John Joyce was appointed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to the New York State Canal Corporation in August, 2011. He oversees the Canal Corporation’s Marketing and Trails programs. Prior to his tenure at the Canal Corporation, he spent ten years in the New York State Assembly... Read More →

Friday September 15, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm