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Statement of Transportation Alternatives Executive Director Danny Harris: “On Tuesday morning, a truck driver struck and killed a 10-year-old boy and grievously injured his mother at 97th Street and 57th Avenue in Queens. On behalf of Transportation Alternatives and Families for Safe Streets, we send our heartfelt condolences to the family. The 10-year-old boy is the 18th pedestrian killed by a… Read more
Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
"We commend Governor Cuomo on his ambitious plan to build a world-class transportation hub at Penn Station, especially with congestion pricing coming in a year's time. In expanding rail capacity, the governor is signaling that New York’s future must be built around mass transit, not single-occupancy vehicles.  In creating a more welcoming and accessible gateway into New York City, city and state… Read more
Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
“Transportation Alternatives sends its condolences to the family of the 50-year-old man who was struck and killed while biking near Central Park. He is the 29th person killed while biking on Mayor de Blasio’s streets this year, nearly tripling the total killed in 2018 (10), and making 2019 the deadliest year for cycling in New York since 1999.  With each cyclist and pedestrian death, we do not… Read more
Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago
“On behalf of Transportation Alternatives and Families for Safe Streets, we send our heartfelt condolences to the family of Bertin DeJesus, the three-year-old killed in his stroller by the driver of a Ford F-250 pickup truck. Bertin is the sixth child pedestrian to be killed on New York City streets in 2019 and represents the 203rd traffic fatality this year, matching the total killed in all of… Read more
Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago
“Last night, at the corner of Park Avenue and 23rd Street in Manhattan, a reckless driver caused a crash that injured seven people, at least three of whom were pedestrians. On behalf of Transportation Alternatives and Families for Safe Streets, we stand with the victims and demand a quick and thorough investigation into the crash. This is the latest attack on New Yorkers from our city’s… Read more
Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago
Not too cold today, but their could be rain later on, so be prepared: Friday A 20 percent chance of rain after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Wind chill values between 25 and 35. Southwest wind 7 to 13 mph. Friday Night Partly cloudy,… Read more
Posted 3 months 4 weeks ago
Bike Snob's ForecastDecember 5th, 2019: Speedy Delivery
The sun returns today, and the cold remains: Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 42. Wind chill values between 25 and 35. West wind 11 to 17 mph. Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. West wind… Read more
Posted 3 months 4 weeks ago
A tiny bit warmer today: Wednesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Wind chill values between 30 and 35. West wind 8 to 10 mph. Wednesday Night A slight chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. West wind around 10… Read more
Posted 3 months 4 weeks ago
Bike Snob's ForecastDecember 3rd, 2019: Contingency Plan
Snowy and wet gives way to windy and cold today: Tuesday Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 39. Wind chill values between 20 and 30. Breezy, with a northwest wind 16 to 20 mph. Tuesday Night Increasing clouds, with a low… Read more
Posted 3 months 4 weeks ago
Welcome to December!  Time to wrap your head around winter: Monday Rain before 2pm, then rain and snow likely between 2pm and 4pm, then snow likely after 4pm. Temperature falling to around 33 by 5pm. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. North wind… Read more
Posted 4 months ago