Press Release

with Idling, Noise, Air Pollution, and Pedestrian Safety

May 26, 2000

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.

June 26, 2000

11th Annual NYC Century Bike Tour
Sunday September 10, 2000
A fun bicycle ride for everyone!

Please list this event in your community/events listings.

June 28, 2000

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

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.