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Friday, September 15 • 9:45am - 11:00am
Panel - Bridges in New York State as Key Connectors LIMITED

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Bridges are a vital part of New York State’s transportation network, providing crucial connections and creating links where there were none before. Yet bridges can also be barriers for cyclists; failing to accommodate the needs of those on two wheels. In this session, we will identify how bridges can enhance bike networks rather than obstruct them, examine select bridges that currently present challenges for bike networks in the state, and review strategies for improving bicycle access to bridges.

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Ivan Vamos

Board Member Emeritus, New York Bicycling Coalition
Ivan, a bike commuter since 1965, worked for 30 years for New York State DOT, DEC and State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. While serving as Deputy Commissioner at Parks, he helped the State acquire and develop more than 200 miles of rail-trails, Ivan Chaired the Task... Read More →

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James Boni

Design Supervisor, NYS Dept. of Transportation
James is a native of New York’s Capital District, residing in Saratoga County for most of his life.  He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1996 from Union College in Schenectady, NY.  The first four years of his professional career were in consulting engineering, focusing... Read More →
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Paul Gertner

President, Starborn Industries
Paul Gertner is the Harbor Ring Committee chair, on the Advisory Council of Transportation Alternatives, and has a Masters of Regional Planning from Cornell.  A native Brooklynite, he is a lifelong urban cyclist and longtime supporter of cultural and environmental causes. 
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Peter Harckham

Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, New York State Thruway Authority
Peter was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to serve as the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the New NY Bridge Project (Mario M. Cuomo Bridge). Among his portfolio, Pete works with various constituencies regarding issues pertaining to the Shared Use Path, as twelve foot... Read More →

Friday September 15, 2017 9:45am - 11:00am EDT