Press Release

Focus Should Be on Improving Walking Conditions in NYC

July 7, 2000

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:


July 11, 2000

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.


Bronx Borough Borough President Fernando Ferrer to lead students and parents in a "walking school bus" to celebrate National Walk to School Day

October 3, 2000

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.


August 21, 2000

Cycling Goodwill Ambassadors Remind Motorists and Other Cyclists to "Give Respect and Get Respect"

Event Begins @ 6:00 PM on Thursday, August 24, 2000
2nd Avenue and 14th Street (southeast corner)


Sunday September 10, 2000; A fun bicycle ride for everyone!

August 27, 2000

Start/finish: Central Park, Lenox Ave. and 110th St.
Time: start 6 am - 9 am; finish 1 pm - 6 pm
Good Photo Opportunities: Central Park (at times and location listed above), Brooklyn Bridge (6:45 am - 8:30 am); 5th Ave and Washington Square Park (6:40 am - 8:30 am)


Post Signs To Relieve Dangerous Chaos on Brooklyn Bridge Promenade

October 10, 2000

When: Wednesday, October 11 @ 1:30pm
Where: Manhattan entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge Promenade on Center Street
What: 5 Transportation Alternatives will place 10 poster size bilingual signs, and paint bike and pedestrians symbols along the path


October 10, 2000

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.


October 23, 2000

Department of Transportation
For three months the Department of Transportation has ignored requests to post signs clarifying which side of the Brooklyn Bridge promenade path cyclists and pedestrians should be on. The result has been tremendous danger and confusion as cyclists and pedestrians run into each other on the crowded path. To improve public safety and compensate for DOT ineptitude, Transportation Alternatives will post signs on the path after months of neglect by the Department of Transportation.


Cyclists use traffic cones to keep cars out of the bicycle lane and educate cyclists to stay off the sidewalk

November 9, 2000

When: @ 6:00 PM on Thurs., November 9, 2000
Where: 2nd Avenue and 14th Street (southeast corner)


February 23, 2001

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