Bronx Borough Borough President Fernando Ferrer to lead students and parents in a "walking school bus" to celebrate National Walk to School Day
When: Wednesday, October 4th, 2000 7:30 am
Where: The "walking bus" will leave from the corner of E. 229th St and Baychester Av. and travel to school from there, picking children up along the route.
What: A "Walking School Bus" is a group of children, lead by volunteer parents, who walk together along a set route to school, picking up more children who live along the route.
Cycling Goodwill Ambassadors Remind Motorists and Other Cyclists to "Give Respect and Get Respect"
Event Begins @ 6:00 PM on
Thursday, August 24, 2000
Sunday September 10, 2000; A fun bicycle ride for everyone!
Park, Lenox Ave. and 110th St.
Post Signs To Relieve Dangerous Chaos on Brooklyn Bridge Promenade
When: Wednesday, October 11 @
Transportation Alternatives (T.A.), NYC's advocates for bicycling, walking and environmentally sensible transportation, appointed Clarence Eckerson as the new chairman of its Brooklyn chapter today.
Department of Transportation
Cyclists use traffic cones to keep cars out of the bicycle lane and educate cyclists to stay off the sidewalk
When: @ 6:00 PM on Thurs.,
November 9, 2000
Mayor Giuliani announced today
the latest round of measures to improve safety along Queens Boulevard. While
some of the measures are a start towards improved safety, on the whole the plan
continues the City's policy of blaming pedestrians on Queens Boulevard, and
ignores fundamental safety problems. Among these problems are grossly inadequate
crossing times, limited roadway crossings that can be a mile apart, narrow
medians, and signal progressions that encourage speeding. Until the City fixes
these fundamental problems, New Yorkers will continue to die on Queens
Focus on Saving Lives on Queens Boulevard
Transportation Alternatives, New York's advocates for pedestrians, bicyclists, and sensible transportation will be speaking at tonight's Queens Boulevard Health Outreach sponsored by the Forest Hills Action League. At the meeting, Transportation Alternatives will detail the societal costs of speeding, the relationship between speeding and the chance of pedestrian injury and death, as well as new technology that could help combat deadly speeding on Queens Blvd. and in NYC.
Urges Council to Ban Both Hand-held and Hands-Free Cell Phones
Transportation Alternatives, a NYC traffic safety and pedestrian and bicycle advocacy group endorsed City Council legislation prohibiting the use of handheld telephones while driving.
However, the group called on the Mayor and City Council to make this bill only a first step. Expert studies clearly conclude that using a hand-free cell phone while driving is just as dangerous as using a hand-held phone. Researchers have found that the problem is the distraction of the conversation itself - not the act of dialing or holding a phone.