Transit to Trails program gives Suffolk residents, visitors car-free routes to best places in county

County officials hope it will get visitors to stay in the area longer and enjoy downtown areas in Suffolk before heading home.

News 12 Staff

May 12, 2023, 9:33 PM

Updated 378 days ago

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A new Suffolk program is making it easier for residents and visitors to get to some of their favorite county attractions.
Transit to Trails has put together maps of trails and parks in Suffolk County that are accessibly by bikes or walking from public transit.
The maps are available on the Connect Long Island website. People can select a train station to see nearby trails and amenities like museums, boat rentals and beaches.
"This will serve as a guide for anyone who wants to come here, whether they live here or want to come as a tourist here to experience Suffolk County and all we have to offer in a car-free way," says Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.
County officials say the initiative is the result of a yearlong effort to map all of the sidewalks, trails and bike facilities around. They hope it will get visitors to stay in the area longer and enjoy downtown areas in Suffolk before heading home.
"We want to make it so easy for people to be able to come out, use the train, hop on these trails, shop in the downtowns, enjoy it and do it all in a car-free way," Bellone says. "That is possible, we have the assets to do it, we just need to let people know about it."


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