Manhattan Activist Committee

You can make real, tangible changes to how streets and sidewalks function in Manhattan. The Manhattan Activist Committee chooses local campaigns and fights for changes on-the-ground in their neighborhoods, like bike lanes and new pedestrian plazas.

These are the campaigns the Manhattan Activist Committee chose for 2016. Come to the next Manhattan Activist Committee Meeting to get involved in making these campaigns a success:

Have an idea about a Manhattan street that needs improvements? Get involved to connect with a network of local Manhattan activists who can help you to make change.

Past Victories

Founded in 2013, the Manhattan Activist Committee is the wedding of two longtime and wildly successful T.A. activist committees, the Upper West Side Street Renaissance and Eastside Activist Committee. The Manhattan Activist Committee and its predecessors are directly responsible for New York City's first Complete Street – with a protected bike lane, pedestrian amenities and Select Bus Service – on 1st and 2nd Avenue. These activists get credit for more than the inception of this Complete Street; after two years and 2,500 hand-written letters, they successfully secured its extension from the Financial District to Harlem. Now the Complete Street on 1st Avenue is the longest Complete Street in the nation. The committee's also secured a safer, more continuous East River Greenway, parking protected bike lanes on 9th Avenue, Grand Street, Columbus Avenue, Allen Street (and scores of other local lanes), crosstown bike paths through Central Park and bike corrals in the Lower East Side, and if Manhattans safer streets are any testament, a whole lot more.

Committee Chair

Co-Chairs, Janet Liff and Willow Stelzer

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