State Sen. Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, joined with New Yorkers for Active Transportation in Albany in calling on Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday to allocate $20 million in state funding every year for the next five years to make streets safer for pedestrians and bicyclists.
The group delivered more than 1,300 postcards to the governor, following up a letter to Cuomo last month from more than 50 environmental, health and transportation groups.
Kennedy has introduced a bill to expand the state’s Complete Streets law, which helps adapt roadways for pedestrians and bicyclists.
“Investing in bicycle and pedestrian safety will ensure our children have safe routes to school and improve quality of life,” Kennedy said.
“An expanded Complete Streets law, backed by targeted investment, will pave the way to an improved transportation network and a stronger state,” he added.