Reports

Proven Tactics, Better Enforcement: How to Save Lives on NYC Streets

November 2013

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Speeding Survey Toolkit

November 2013

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The Enforcement Gap: How the NYPD Ignores What's Killing New Yorkers

October 2013

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Elmhurst Speedway: A Study of Lawbreaking in Elmhurst

December 2012

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Safe Streets are Healthy Streets

December 2012

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East Village Shoppers Study: A Snapshot of Travel and Spending Patterns of Residents and Visitors in the East Village

October 2012

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Deadly Driving Unlimited: How the NYPD Lets Dangerous Drivers Run Wild

August 2012

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Slow Down: A Study of Speeding on McGuinness Boulevard

March 2012

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Transportation, Safety and Health: A Look at How Perceptions of Safety, Crime and Violence Impact Active Transportation in Bedford-Stuyvesant

March 2012

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Bronx Helpers: Pedestrian Safety First Campaign

March 2012

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Child Crashes: An Unequal Burden

January 2012

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Walking in Traffic Violence: The Pervasiveness of Motor Vehicle Crashes with Pedestrians in New York City: October 2011

October 2011

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Vision Zero: How Safer Streets in New York City Can Save More Than 100 Lives a Year: June 2011

June 2011

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Totally Bogus: A Study of Parking Permit Abuse in NYC: April 2011

April 2011

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Neighborhood Traffic Monitoring Toolkit: April 2011

April 2011

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Play Streets: Best Practices: February 2011

February 2011

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Play Streets: Buenas Practicas: February 2011

February 2011

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Play Streets: Case Study: February 2011

February 2011

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East Side Action Plan: January 2011

January 2011

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Evaluation of the Harvest Home Play Street: Summer 2010

October 2010

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From Chaos to Compliance

August 2009

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Safe Routes for Seniors

July 2009

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Executive Order

July 2009

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Connecting Parks, Health, and Pedestrian Safety

April 2009

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I Walk in My Street

April 2009

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Walk the Walk

February 2009

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Terminal Velocity

February 2009

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Upper West Side Blueprint

November 2008

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Guaranteed Parking, Guaranteed Driving

October 2008

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Rolling Carbon

October 2008

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Suburbanizing the City

August 2008

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Streets to Live By

August 2008

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Pricing the Curb

July 2008

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Driven to Excess

June 2008

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Harlem's Traffic Magnet

June 2008

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MTA/NYCT Bus Rider Poll

February 2008

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Discriminatory by Design

December, 2007

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Upper West Side Senior Safety Plan

November, 2007

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Urban Transportation Report Card

August 16th, 2007

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Rethinking Bollards: How Bollards Can Save Lives, Prevent Injuries and Relieve Traffic Congestion in New York City

July 25th, 2007

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The Forgotten Majority: 3 Overlooked Truths About the Impact of Congestion Pricing on New York City's Transit-Reliant Mainstream

July 9th, 2007

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Congestion Pricing for New York: Benefits for the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island

April 2007

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Debunking the Attack on Congestion Pricing

April 24th, 2007

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Free Parking, Congested Streets

March 1, 2007

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No Vacancy: Park Slope's Parking Problem and How to Fix It

February 27, 2007

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Traffic Information in NYC: What We Know, What We Need to Know

January 23, 2007

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Curbing Cars: Shopping, Parking and Pedestrian Space in SoHo

December 14, 2006

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Traffic's Human Toll: New Yorkers Who Live on High Traffic Streets Have a Measurably Lower Quality-of-Life, New Study Finds

October 4, 2006

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Above the Law: A Study of Government Parking Permit Abuse in New York City

September 28, 2006

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Are Cars Driving the People Out? A Study of Pedestrian Use Patterns in Prospect Park

May 4, 2006

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UNCIVIL SERVANTS: A Survey of Government Worker Parking Abuse in NYC's Chinatown and Civic Center

April 26, 2006

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Top 10 Drive-to-Work Census Tracts in Manhattan

September 1, 2005

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"An analysis of commuting data from the 2000 Census shows that 5,500 or more auto commuters work in each of 10 census tracts in Manhattan.... Analysis of these tracts shows that government workers are far more likely to drive to work than are private-sector workers."


First Ever NYC Stroller Report Card

August, 2005

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"From August through October 2005, Transportation Alternatives invited parents and child caregivers to participate in the first annual stroller report card survey.... Respondents were asked to describe walking around their neighborhoods with a stroller, with a child (or children) under 10 years old without a stroller and without a stroller or child (children) under 10 years old.... Parents and caregivers ranked dangerous turning drivers as the number one problem encountered crossing the street with a stroller and uneven/rough pavement on sidewalks or streets as the number one problem encountered getting around the neighborhood with a stroller. "


Traffic Calming Guide: Streets for People

In 1998, T.A. released Streets for People, a how-to manual for people to use to bring Traffic Calming to their neighborhood. Traffic calming holds that streets are valuable public space and should be shared equally by all users. It is a set of street designs and traffic rules that slow and reduce traffic while encouraging walkers and cyclists to share the street.


Establishing Attractive Security and Pedestrian Areas in Lower Manhattan

Fixed security bollards and retractable bollards with transponder pass key systems.


The Bronx Five
Fixing Five of the Most Dangerous Intersections for Children in the Bronx

T.A. demonstrates methods for improving some of the most unsafe intersections in the Bronx.


Wrong Foot Forward (PDF)

T.A. reveals huge inequity in traffic safety spending: cyclists get zero and pedestrians get little. Transportation Alternatives and the Tri-State Transportation Campaign's study, The Wrong Foot Forward - 2000, shows that the City and State Departments of Transportation (NYCDOT and NYSDOT) are spending very little to make the streets safer for bicyclists and pedestrians.


Slowing Speeds, Saving Lives: The Case for Automated Speed Cameras in NYC

Anyone who has ever walked or driven along the Grand Concourse, Queens Boulevard, Flatbush Avenue, or Manhattan avenues knows that deadly speeding is rampant on NYC streets. A 1999 study on Queens Boulevard by the NYC Department of Transportation found that 25% of motorists exceeded 40 mph – 10 mph over the speed limit. <more>