TRANSIT STRIKE ACTION PLAN
Councilmembers and Community Gather to Toast the Start of Car-Free Summer Hours in Prospect Park and Continue the Push for a Three Month Car-Free Trial
hMembers of Transportation Alternatives will join Councilmember David Yassky and other members of the Prospect Park City Council Delegation to toast the beginning of Car-Free "Summer Hours" in Prospect Park on Tuesday, January 21 at 1:30 pm at the Grand Army Plaza Entrance of Prospect Park. The Prospect Park City Council Delegation consists of Councilmembers Bill DeBlasio, David Yassky, James Davis, Yvette Clarke and Sara Gonzalez.
Transportation Alternatives (T.A.), NYC's advocates for bicycling, walking and environmentally sensible transportation, appointed Aaron Naparstek as the new chairman of its Brooklyn chapter today.
Bollards would have saved moms, babies killed on median; Plus Stop Hundreds of Serious Pedestrian Injuries Each Year; Sturdy, inexpensive posts able to stop run-away cars in their tracks; Call on DOT to Act Quickly to Protect Pedestrians on Median Strips
In the wake of Wednesday's gruesome traffic massacre of two young mothers and their babies on Atlantic Avenue, Transportation Alternatives (T.A.) is calling on New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Iris Weinshall to take immediate action to make median strips safe for pedestrians and prevent further horrors by stopping curb mounting motorists.
Fordham University will host a forum concerning the effectiveness of audible car alarms, urban auto security and the rising support for banning car alarms in New York City on Thursday, March 13, at 7:15 p.m. at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan.
The panel discussion coincides with the release of a report by Transportation Alternatives with new information about the ineffectiveness of car alarms and the significant costs they impose on New York City residents, businesses and visitors.
Park Supporters Rally to Stop Cars from Illegally Driving Through Prospect Park
Tuesday, April 29,
On Tuesday morning, April 29, members of Transportation Alternatives' Brooklyn Committee and Prospect Park supporters will gather at the southern entrance of Prospect Park to keep cars from illegally entering the park. The group will bring attention to the ongoing problem of automobiles illegally driving through the Park during car-free hours.
Council Member and bicycle advocates begin Bike Week NYC by taking aim at would-be cyclists' biggest obstacle--secure parking
Thursday, May 1st, 1pm, City Hall
On Thursday afternoon, New York City Council Member David Yassky (Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Vinegar Hill, DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill and Park Slope) will announce his recently introduced bill (Intro 458-2003) that would allow New Yorkers to bring bicycles inside the buildings where they live and work. Transportation Alternatives-NYC's advocates for cyclists, pedestrians and sensible transportation-will join Mr. Yassky.
Advocates Award BP with 'Friend of City Cyclists' Award
Monday, May 5th 5:15-6:15pm
On Monday, Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields will receive the "Friend of City Cyclists" award from Transportation Alternatives. Borough President Fields will also host an after work Bike Week celebration with food, drink, bike bells, lights and maps.
Cyclist vs. Straphanger vs. Taxi rider Vie for Fastest Commute from Brooklyn to Columbus Circle
Bike Week NYC Commuter Race
Monday, May 5th, 8 am at
After hearing news that Sam Hindy, the son of Brooklyn Brewery founder, Steve Hindy, was killed while riding his bicycle home to Brooklyn on November 16, 2007, Bobby Gagnon, owner of the landmark Park Slope bar, The Gate, decided to pay his respects in a non-traditional way.
The Gate donated all of its profits from the sale of Brooklyn Brewery's Winter Ale from December 7th to January 17th to Transportation Alternatives, New York City's leading advocacy group for biking, walking and public transit. The donation totaled $3,500.