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“Transportation Alternatives sends its condolences to the family of the 41-year-old man who was struck and killed by a turning truck driver while biking on Thursday in East Williamsburg. He is the first person killed while biking in New York City in 2020.  People who walk and travel by bike are an afterthought on Vandervoort Avenue where this tragic crash took place. Like the streets where most… Read more
Posted 2 weeks 2 days ago
“Transportation Alternatives applauds Governor Cuomo for including provisions to legalize e-bikes and e-scooters in his proposed state budget. Once approved, this legislation will pave the way for safe, sustainable transportation alternatives. With e-bikes and e-scooters, more New Yorkers can access opportunity while helping to address the ills associated with traffic congestion in the five… Read more
Posted 3 weeks 4 days ago
NEW YORK -- In the spirit of the "baby carriage blockades" of the 1950s and 60s, parents with strollers, Families for Safe Streets and Transportation Alternatives gathered with parents from across the five boroughs on Saturday to demand safe streets in the wake of spate of pedestrian deaths.  Along with Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Comptroller Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President… Read more
Posted 1 month ago
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 1 month 1 week 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 1 month 1 week 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 1 month 4 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 2 months 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 2 months 1 week 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 2 months 1 week 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 2 months 1 week ago