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Advocates push for NYS law to make streets more cyclist and pedestrian-friendly

Transportation and safety advocates across New York are calling on the state Legislature to pass legislation to make roads safer, particularly for pedestrians and cyclists.

The legislation includes seven bills that make up the Crash Victim Rights and Safety Act, which would give municipalities more control over speed limits, require safety education for new drivers, and offer incentive for constructing bike lanes, among other safety measures, according to The Citizen.


NYS Sen. Tim Kennedy, chair of the Senate Transportation Committee and a sponsor on three of the seven bills, said there’s a desire across the state to move away from vehicles and find alternative methods for transportation, even in Western New York.



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