Brooklyn residents, park advocates protest irrational loss of car-free hours in Prospect Park
Monday, November 8th marks the return of Prospect Park to the 'dark ages', as weekday car-free hours are rolled back and cars are once again allowed on the loop drive 24 hours a day. To mark the occasion, park users will demonstrate at the Grand Army Plaza entrance to the park to pose the question: "Why exactly are the cars back in the park?"
Environmental groups, park advocates, users commemorate the occasion, call for car-free park; Frederick Law Olmsted's biographer makes strong statement in support of car-free park
What: Observance of 100th
anniversary of first car in Central Park.
On November 16, 1999, a coalition of prominent environmental groups-including the Environmental Defense Fund and the Natural Resources Defense Council-along with park advocates and users, will mark the 100th anniversary of the first car allowed on the loop drive in Central Park, and renew their call for a Car-Free Central Park.
Advocacy Group Estimates 400,000 Will Take to Bikes
Based on an analysis of photographs of the 1980 transit strike, the bicycle and pedestrian advocacy group, Transportation Alternatives estimates that daily cycling levels in NYC will quadruple to 400,000 bicyclists.
East River Bridge and Avenue
Bike / Ped Lanes to Handle Throngs
Cyclists Energize En Route to Work
Fri. May 19 @ 7:30-9am
PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: In honor of Bike Week Borough President Virginia Fields will be meeting and greeting cyclists in front of the Municipal Building.
BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT FERNANDO FERRER WILL JOIN COMMUTER CONVOY DOWN THE GRAND CONCOURSE, ENDING WITH FREE A FREE BIKE WEEK BREAKFAST ON THE STEPS OF THE BRONX COUNTY COURTHOUSE.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18TH 2000
7:00 -Cyclists Gather at
Kingsbridge Road and Grand Concourse.
PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: Bronx cyclists of all stripes cruising down the Grand Concourse on their way to work. Enjoying breakfast at the Courthouse.
with Idling, Noise, Air Pollution, and Pedestrian Safety
The death on Monday of an elderly Hell's Kitchen resident under the wheels of a New York Apple Tour Bus graphically highlighted NY Apple's long record of environmental, traffic and safety violations. Transportation Alternatives joins State Senator Tom Duane and Councilmember Christine Quinn in demanding that the City immediately revoke NY Apple Tour's license.
11th Annual NYC Century Bike Tour
Please list this event in your community/events listings.
Elected officials, NYC transportation advocacy groups, and Hell's Kitchen residents are condemning the decision by the Appellate Division of the New York State Court to lift the stay of appeal from the State Supreme Court order of early June. This ruling effectively allows New York Apple Tours back on the streets as early as the July 4th weekend, and seemingly ignores the fact that NY Apple has violated almost every conceivable city, state, and federal law.
Focus Should Be on Improving Walking Conditions in NYC
In his weekly call-in radio show on Thursday night, Mayor Giuliani announced that the City would begin another crackdown on jaywalkers in NYC. In 1998, a similar crackdown initiated by the Mayor was universally disparaged, and resulted in less than 100 arrests.
Neel Scott, campaign coordinator for Transportation Alternatives stated:
Transportation Alternatives (T.A.), NYC's 5000-member advocates for environmentally sensitive transportation, today applauded Councilmembers Fisher and Rodriguez's City Council-funded initiative to study the feasibility of replacing the elevated Gowanus Expressway with a tunnel, as well as their overall support for the proposed Gowanus tunnel.