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For Immediate Release: August 17, 2017

Keith P. McKeever | keith.mckeever@apa.ny.gov 
Public Information Officer | Adirondack Park Agency | Press Office | (518) 891-4050

APA and DEC Hold Public Comment Period On Single-track Bike Trails Management Guidance

RAY BROOK, NY - The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and the Department of Environmental Conservation are holding a joint public comment period to solicit comments regarding proposed management guidance for the siting, construction and maintenance of single-track bike trails on State Land in the Adirondack Park. The APA and DEC will accept comments until September 29, 2017.

The guidance will establish criteria for building designated non-motorized bicycle trails on Forest Preserve lands classified as Wild Forest. Trail guidance is intended to establish reasonable access for bicycle use in a manner that ensures trails are sustainable and have minimal effects on the environment and character of the Forest Preserve.

The proposed guidance addresses trail style, riding opportunities and specific design and construction techniques such as the following:

- Alignment - Grading - Drainage - Parallel Feature Trail - Insloped Corners - Side Slope Management

For more information or to download the proposed Bicycle Trail Guidance for the Adirondack Park please go to the Agency's website (apa.ny.gov).

Please address all written comments pertaining to the proposed guidance and its conformance to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan to:

Kathy Regan

Deputy Director for Planning

NYS Adirondack Park Agency

P.O. Box 99

Ray Brook, NY 12977

Fax: 518-891-3938

Email - SLMP_Comments@apa.ny.gov

Please submit all written comments to the APA by September 29, 2017.

The mission of the Adirondack Park Agency is to protect the public and private resources of the Adirondack Park through the exercise of the powers and duties of the Agency as provided by law. For more information, call the APA at (518) 891-4050 or visit www.apa.ny.gov.