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For Release: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Media Advisory for Friday, May 16 - Second Annual Green Your Commute Day to be Held

State Agencies and Alternative Transportation Service Providers to Participate

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is partnering with the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks), the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) and alternative transportation service providers for the Second Annual Green Your Commute Day in Albany, Friday, May 16. DEC encourages the public to take alternative transportation to work on Friday.

DEC Commissioner Martens will be among the cyclists biking to work. He will join Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy on a ride from Delmar to downtown Albany.

DEC Commissioner Joe Martens Participates in Green Your Commute Day:

8:30 a.m. Commissioner Martens will meet Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy; County Executive Dan McCoy; Daniel MacKay, board member, Town of New Scotland and Mark King, executive director, Mohawk-Hudson Land Conservancy at the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, 425 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar.

9:15 a.m. Commissioner Martens will give brief remarks before bike ride.

9:30 a.m. Commissioner Martens to 'green his commute' by bike riding to work. Martens and Fahy to reach Tri-Centennial Park at approximately 10:15 a.m.

Green Your Commute Day Celebration:

Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, May 16

Where: Tri-centennial Park on Broadway and Columbia Street, Albany

List of Activities:
Lunch time activities in Tri-Centennial Park will include a free bike clinic and lunchtime bike ride, CDTA hybrid bus tour and mass transit information display, a green car show including electric vehicles and prize raffles for all participants. Activities will take place rain or shine.

Participating Partners:
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Dormitory Authority of the State of New York
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Environmental Facilities Corporation
City of Albany
Albany Bicycle Coalition
Albany Parking Authority
Capital District Transportation Authority
Capital District Transportation Committee
Downtown Albany Business Improvement District
Downtube Bicycle Works
Employee Assistance Program
HRRT (Helping Riders Realize Talent)
Hudson River Greenway
National Grid
Parks & Trails New York
Public Employees Federation/encon
Troy Bike Rescue
vRide

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