• Petitioned New York State Department of Transportation

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New York State Department of Transportation

Create a cycling friendly shoulder between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake

    1. Matt Young
    2. Petition by

      Matt Young

      Lake Placid, NY

BIKE 86 is a grassroots coalition of local residents, visitors, business owners, and community organizations petitioning the NYS Department of Transportation to create a cycling friendly shoulder between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake

Our message is urgent because this section of highway is scheduled to be repaved during the Summer of 2012, and this opportunity to improve safety for all users of the corridor should not be overlooked.

The creation of a shoulder suitable for cycling along Rt. 86 between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake will:

·         Promote bicycle tourism in the region and provide economic benefits to local businesses

·         Encourage bicycling for recreation, transportation and fitness

·         Increase safety for drivers and cyclists alike on the busiest road in the Adirondack Park

·         Improve public health by providing opportunities for physical activity and active living

·         Contribute to quality of life in our rural communities

BIKE 86 understands that NYSDOT must maintain the safety and efficiency of our state’s aging transportation system with increasingly scarce state and federal resources.  We also understand that this is a maintenance project and that funding is very limited for additional improvements.  However, we believe it should be a priority of NYSDOT to make the best of what is available.  BIKE 86 urges NYSDOT not to miss this opportunity to improve the safety and efficiency of this critical automobile and bicycle connection between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake by including a five foot paved shoulder suitable for cycling and other uses. 

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing this petition because many of my friends on and off fb are cyclists. Thank you Take care God Bless all of you

    • Star Walters SALISBURY MILLS, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      I love biking in LP and Saranac would love to make it safer. PLEASE put in a lane*

    • jim maloney GREENWICH, CT
      • over 2 years ago

      that passage of run is dangerous...cars/trucks/and bikes drive fast there ..and its in poor condition. my wife rides on that road as do friends as will my kids one day.......its outright dangerous and is a specific thorn in the side for what are otherwise high quality biking roads. Someone will be killed on that road in the enar term because even an expert rider can get into trouble there. That im sure of. My inlaws have a house on upper saranac and we are all avid bikers.

    • Mark Keating SARANAC LAKE, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      we need one!

    • John Van Hazinga BURLINGTON, VT
      • over 2 years ago

      Bikes are a lot better for the people with strength and ability and space helps many!


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