The Rally for Car-Free Central Park sparked major press coverage.

Yes, you made a difference.

Thanks to the 1,000 supporters who rallied last Tuesday, our campaign to win a car-free Central Park has now gained the undivided attention of City Hall.

Mayor Bloomberg is now on the verge of approving more car-free hours and more car-free space within the park.

To ensure these gains and to capitalize on an unprecedented opportunity to win a car-free park, we need you to act now:

1. Send an e-fax to Mayor Bloomberg at  Hundreds of faxes will ensure that the Mayor approves more car-free hours. Thousands of faxes could take us all the way to a car-free park!

2. Download a petition form at and collect at least 20 signatures and mail them to T.A. Our petition has already gotten 77,000 signatures, but we need to get to 100,000 signatures--and soon!

3. Since the rally, we have been contacted by a significant number of supportive physicians. We are now organizing a sign-on letter from the medical community that we will send to Mayor Bloomberg and Health Commissioner Frieden. If you know of any health professionals interested in signing on, please email us at

Cause and Effect: Why we are Winning

  • 1,000 supporters packed the house Tuesday night; we sent a very strong message to Mayor Bloomberg.
  • Mounting petition drive (77,000 signatures and counting)
  • Support from public health advocates such as the American Lung Association and anti-asthma, injury, and obesity programs.
  • A new study showing negligible traffic impacts would result from a car-free loop drive.
  • The powerful new film, "The Case for a Car-Free Central Park", soon available for download or streaming over the web. The video will also air in Manhattan on Sunday, November 14th at 8 pm on Channel 57 Time Warner, 112 RCN and in Brooklyn on Friday, November 19th at 10:30 pm, Channel 34 Time Warner, 67 Cablevision


Are You a Full-Fledged Member of Transportation Alternatives?

If not, now's the time. We need your support to win car-free parks, more street space for bicycling, and citywide traffic calming and pedestrian safety measures. Become a T.A. member today