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Statement of Families for Safe Streets founding member Hsi-Pei Liao: “On Monday in Queens, a 59-year-old pedestrian sustained life-threatening injuries after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver at Queens Boulevard and 80th Road. Then on Thursday, a driver died after he struck two vehicles on Jamaica Avenue near the Van Wyck Expressway in Queens, seriously injuring two other drivers who were… Read more
Posted 2 days 12 hours ago
“Transportation Alternatives applauds Governor Cuomo and the state legislature for including the legalization of e-bikes and e-scooters in the state budget.  E-bikes are a safe, sustainable mode of transport which have been in the spotlight in recent weeks as the delivery workers who commonly rely on them have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. In recent years, those workers have… Read more
Posted 4 days 11 hours ago
“Earlier today, Governor Cuomo announced the closing of playgrounds across New York City. These closures are necessary for public safety during the coronavirus pandemic. They also add urgency to provide more space for those New Yorkers who must be out to safely ensure six feet of physical distance. With the closure of 2,067 playgrounds, every neighborhood in the city is losing critical open space… Read more
Posted 4 days 12 hours ago
“As we heard Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio say this weekend, New York City’s parks and sidewalks are filled with people trying to get some exercise and fresh air -- so full that it is proving difficult to adhere to social distancing guidelines in some places.  In response, Governor Cuomo called for the City of New York to “Get creative. Open streets to reduce the density.” He demanded a… Read more
Posted 1 week 6 days ago
Mayor de Blasio announced this week that restaurants across New York City will be limited to take-out and delivery only for an indefinite period, and that he has instructed the NYPD to suspend enforcement against delivery workers using e-bikes. Statement of Transportation Alternatives Executive Director Danny Harris in response: “As New York City restaurants are forced to close for dine-in… Read more
Posted 2 weeks 6 days ago
Statement of Transportation Alternatives Executive Director Danny Harris:   “On Sunday evening, in response to concerns about the coronavirus spreading on crowded subway trains, Mayor Bill de Blasio urged New Yorkers to “Bike or walk to work if you can.” The mayor is right to encourage more bike commuting. But if the City’s message is simply to avoid crowded trains, and stops short of making… Read more
Posted 3 weeks 6 days ago
"On Thursday morning, a 7-year-old child was struck and killed by a driver near the intersection of Blake and Pennsylvania avenues in East New York, Brooklyn. The child is at least the 22nd pedestrian killed by a driver on New York City streets to date in 2020, the sixth pedestrian killed this week, and the second child killed in East New York since Tuesday. On behalf of Transportation… Read more
Posted 1 month 1 week ago
"On Tuesday morning, a school bus driver struck and killed a 10-year-old child near the intersection of Crescent Street and Wortman Avenue in East New York, Brooklyn. The child is at least the 20th pedestrian killed by a driver on New York City streets to date in 2020, and the fourth pedestrian killed in the last 48 hours. On behalf of Transportation Alternatives and Families for Safe Streets, we… Read more
Posted 1 month 1 week ago
“Transportation Alternatives sends its condolences to the family of the 41-year-old man who was struck and killed by a turning truck driver while biking on Thursday in East Williamsburg. He is the first person killed while biking in New York City in 2020.  People who walk and travel by bike are an afterthought on Vandervoort Avenue where this tragic crash took place. Like the streets where most… Read more
Posted 2 months ago
“Transportation Alternatives applauds Governor Cuomo for including provisions to legalize e-bikes and e-scooters in his proposed state budget. Once approved, this legislation will pave the way for safe, sustainable transportation alternatives. With e-bikes and e-scooters, more New Yorkers can access opportunity while helping to address the ills associated with traffic congestion in the five… Read more
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago