People First on Amsterdam Avenue


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Campaign History

For the large number of New Yorkers visiting the hundreds of shops and restaurants along Amsterdam Avenue, the street is dangerously crowded. Between 1995 and 2005, drivers injured more than 800 New Yorkers there, making Amsterdam Avenue easily one of the most dangerous streets on the Upper West Side. T.A.’s Manhattan Activist Committee is calling for expanded open, safe space for people to walk freely on Amsterdam Avenue and clear lanes for bicycles and buses. In January of 2016, after years of campaigning from hundreds of local residents, Community Board 7 voted in favor of a redesign of Amsterdam Avenue. Changes to the street, including a protected bike lane, were completed by June 2016.

View a map of crashes on Amsterdam Avenue.

Partnering Businesses

Want to take the next step? Contact these elected officials and ask them to support this campaign.

Council Member, Helen Rosenthal, Council District 6
212 873-0282
563 Columbus Ave (at the corner of 87th St.)
New York, NY 10024

Council Member, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council District 8
212 828-9800
250 Broadway Suite 1882
New York, NY 10007

Manhattan Community Board 7
Penny Ryan, District Manager
212 595-9317
250 West 87th Street
New York, NY 10024