Staten Island Activist Committee

You can make real, tangible changes to how streets and sidewalks function in Staten Island. The Staten Island Activist Committee chooses local campaigns and fights for changes on-the-ground in their neighborhoods, like bike lanes and new pedestrian plazas.

These are the campaigns the Staten Island Activist Committee chose for 2016. Come to the next Staten Island Activist Committee Meeting to get involved in making these campaigns a success:

Have an idea about a Staten Island street that needs improvements? Get involved to connect with a network of local Staten Island activists who can help you to make change.

Past Victories

Founded in 2009, the Staten Island Activist Committee has made big strides towards a safer, more pedestrian and bicycle friendly borough, and rallied a crew of concerned Staten Islanders ready to fight for critical changes needed on Staten Island streets. Following the hit-and-run death of bicyclist and Wagner College student Ronald “RJ” Tillman, the Staten Island Activist Committee partnered with the Grymes Hill and Wagner College communities to successfully fight for a lower speed limit, a new stoplight and a crosswalk painted near the campus to calm traffic. TransAlt's Staten Island activists also successfully advocated for the removal of a fence installed by a private enterprise that cut off pedestrian and bicycle access to the South Beach Greenway and a local playground.

TransAlt Staten Island Activists also won approval for a NYC Department of Transportation redesign of Clove Road from Staten Island Community Board 1 in November 2013, and the improvements were installed in August 2015. The new Clove Road design includes Staten Island's first new bike lane in nine years.

Committee Chairs

Gail Mercuri and Doug Arnold, Co-Chairs

Contact statenisland@transalt.org with any additional questions.