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Petitioning President, Amtrak Joe Boardman and 1 other

Tell Amtrak - President Joe Boardman to Allow bikes on trains between New York City and Canada

New York City and Montreal have a combined population of nearly 10 million people. Many of them have and use their bicycles to get to work as well as for leisure and exercise. It is estimated, for instance, that more than 200,000 New Yorkers ride their bicycles daily to work. Major cycling publications have also consistently rated Montreal as one of the top bicycle friendly cities in the world. Both cities are now expanding cycling options for residents and visitors within their cities via popular bicycle sharing programs too.
In communities all along the Adirondack, Ethan Allen, Empire, and Maple Leaf Amtrak rail lines, we’ve seen a focus on creating and expanding hiking and biking trails. These communities and all of us who have signed this online petition are ready to work with Amtrak to promote “green travel” options in these cities and communities if Amtrak will allow bikes on these lines.

Letter to
President, Amtrak Joe Boardman
President, Amtrak Joe Boardman
Dear Mr. Boardman;
I believe that now is the time for Amtrak to allow bikes on trains between NYC and Canada!
On Amtrak’s website as you know, there is a page entitled “Bring Your Bicycle Onboard.” There, you promote the fact that Amtrak allows you to take your bike on a train from Boston, MA., to Portland, ME. It encourages you to take your bike on a train from NYC to Charlotte, NC, too.
But if we want to take our bikes from New York City to Upstate New York and Canada or vice versa, we are out of luck. Likewise, there’s no way for those in Canada to take their bike by train to New York City either or to the many great communities along the scenic Amtrak rail lines that run through New York State.
For example, New York City and Montreal have a combined population of nearly 10 million people. Many of them have and use their bicycles to get to work as well as for leisure and exercise. It is estimated, for instance, that more than 200,000 New Yorkers ride their bicycles daily to work. Major cycling publications have also consistently rated Montreal as one of the top bicycle friendly cities in the world. Both cities are now expanding cycling options for residents and visitors within their cities via popular bicycle sharing programs too.
In communities all along the Adirondack, Ethan Allen, Empire, and Maple Leaf Amtrak rail lines, we’ve seen a focus on creating and expanding hiking and biking trails. These communities and all of us who have signed this online petition are ready to work with Amtrak to promote “green travel” options if Amtrak will allow bikes on these lines.
As is the case with the other Amtrak rail lines that allow bikes on trains, we realize that this opportunity will need to be limited. We also recognize that as you do on these other lines that there may be a fee associated with this value-added service. We believe we’re being reasonable.
Many of us have been advocating for this new service for years. So let’s not wait any longer to take this action to help our environment and our economy. I ask you by signing this online petition to act this year to allow bikes on trains between NYC and Montreal!