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# Wednesday, February 3, 2016
[data-ps-embed-type=slideshow] > iframe {position: absolute;top: 0;left: 0;} _psEmbed("http://photos.transalt.org"); Photos courtesy of Konstantin Sergeyev Here at Transportation Alternatives, we spend a lot of time gathering petition signatures, building coalitions, educating the public and elected officials. And every once in a while, we get to celebrate a big victory. I hope you’ll join me in...
# Friday, January 22, 2016
"Vision Zero is working, but Vision Zero is not working fast enough," Paul Steely White said during a City Hall press conference on TransAlt's Vision Zero Report Card: 2015. It found that if traffic fatalities continue to fall only at the current rate, the city won't get to zero until 31 years after the mayor's 2024 goal. The report called for annual benchmarks to measure progress, which "...
# Friday, January 8, 2016
The tireless street safety advocates of Transportation Alternatives did what they had to do to ring in the new year, greeting the good news that traffic fatalities were down in 2015 with a message that the city nonetheless needs to do more  to fix dangerous streets and deter reckless driving. “The irony is the more the mayor succeeds, the more we demand because it demonstrates that Vision...
# Friday, December 4, 2015
Our walk to the UN on the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims received good coverage, as did our statements following a recent spate of sidewalk crashes and other pedestrian fatalities. The Staten Island AD-vance advanced our campaign to call attention to Hylan Blvd as "The New Boulevard of Death." And we got reporters to turn out in force for the naming of Allison Hope Liao Way at...
# Friday, October 16, 2015
It's been a pretty off-the-chain couple of weeks in the TransAlt mediasphere, beginning with WIRED Magazine's publication of FSS Hsi-Pei Liao's powerful essay on the #CrashNotAccident campaign. We and our allies also placed traffic safety op-eds in a number of local papers: FSS member Hindy Lauer Schachter and Dee Rieber of the of the 75th Street Block Association argued on behalf of more...
# Friday, September 25, 2015
The City has announced that it has reached the "momentous milestone" of 1,000 miles of bike lanes. But since officials are counting painted lanes and sharrows, Paul Steely White made the important point in amNY that "the city needs to focus not just on creating more lane miles, but on building the protected bike lanes that communities across the five boroughs are demanding more than ever."...
# Friday, September 11, 2015
The idea of tearing out the Times Square pedestrian plazas continues to generate headlines, and so Paul Steely White is forced to continue making the obvious point that “to suggest that cars and trucks be reintroduced into the most pedestrian-rich intersection in North America is just unbelievable.”   #CrashNotAccident is generating more think-pieces, and another one is coming soon: WIRED...
# Thursday, August 20, 2015
"Back when Times Square was devoted primarily to cars, people walking through the area had to step into traffic to escape the narrow and overcrowded sidewalks. Why would we go back to those dangerous times," Paul Steely White asked in T.A.'s statement on the strange and unexpected comments from Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bratton about tearing out the pedestrian plazas in an effort to...

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