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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:30 am

NEW YORK — Parks & Trails New York, the New York State Trails Council, and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation are pleased to announce the results of the first New York State Trail User Count.  The study focused on 14 of the state’s Greenway or multi-use trails where volunteers conducted user counts this past August.  Based on the results of these counts it is estimated that more than 2.2 million cyclists and pedestrians are using these trails each year.

The greatest estimate was more than 650,000 annual users at the Hudson Valley Rail Trail in Ulster County. Other popular trails include the Jones Beach Bikeway, the Bethpage Bikeway, the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, and the Robert Moses Trail near Niagara Falls.

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