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When was the last time you walked safely along Canal Street? Despite it being a bustling and vibrant destination in Lower Manhattan, Canal Street is plagued by car traffic at all waking hours. On a street where drivers sit endlessly in traffic, traffic control agents struggle to keep the peace. As a result, everybody on Canal Street is in danger. We're launching a petition at transalt.org/… Read more
Posted 3 weeks 6 days ago
Bike Snob's ForecastJanuary 25th, 2018: Size Is Relative
A little colder today with some gusting, but nothing you can't handle: Thursday Sunny, with a high near 33. Northwest wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 20. Northwest wind around 6 mph… Read more
Posted 4 weeks ago
Right around this time each year, Transportation Alternatives leadership gets to work on an annual strategic planning process, where we weigh priorities and set goals. But before we start planning ahead, we thought we’d take a look back to see how far we’ve come. And we made a lot of progress in the last several months: The City unveiled an L Train Shutdown plan in December which includes… Read more
Posted 4 weeks 1 day ago
Heard the news? Right now elected officials are deciding on major legislation that could create a more equitable transportation system for all New Yorkers.  But it won't happen without you. Elected officials need to hear from you to pass congestion pricing this year. A critical meeting is happening in Brooklyn this week that will have a huge impact on whether or not Kings County leaders get … Read more
Posted 4 weeks 1 day ago
Ask any New Yorker what their commute is like, and chances are they’ll tell you it is a nightmare. But believe it or not, there is a group of lawmakers who don’t want this nightmare to end -- and they are trying to squash the best idea out there for fixing our transit system: congestion pricing. It could fix the subways. It could make our streets safer. It could end gridlock as we know it. But… Read more
Posted 4 weeks 1 day ago
Bike Snob's ForecastJanuary 24th, 2018: Oh, Fudge
Today will be considerably cooler and breezier but the skies will be clear for your cycling pleasure: Wednesday Sunny, with a steady temperature around 38. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. Northwest wind 13 to 16 mph. Wednesday Night Mostly… Read more
Posted 4 weeks 1 day ago
  With just a year to go before the L-Train Shutdown, the City released its plans for a busway and bikeway on 14th/13th Streets! The PeopleWay is at stake, and YOU can make a difference. On the last day of January, East Siders are invited to a public meeting and respond to the #LTrainShutdown proposals. Will you join us at this critical moment?   East Side: L Train Canarsie Open House… Read more
Posted 4 weeks 2 days ago
Thanks so much for all of your dedication and support in 2017 for our "Complete Upper Amsterdam" campaign. Many of you agreed to help in any way that you could by going to Community Board meetings and planning and co-leading our social rides and events. Our "Parking Day" event which we hosted outside of The Monkey Cup Cafe at 146th and Amsterdam was great! We showed the community how much fun we… Read more
Posted 4 weeks 2 days ago
Good news first: The Grand Concourse will be receiving street safety improvements from 175th St to Fordham Rd, including better crosswalks, expanded pedestrian islands, better bike lanes, etc. Now for the bad news: These much needed, life-saving improvements are not scheduled to be completed until 2022! While the City has redesigned dangerous corridors in a time-sensitive fashion, such as… Read more
Posted 4 weeks 2 days ago
Not so long ago, in a galaxy not so far away, pedestrians and cyclists hid in fear of cars on New York City streets. But through 44 years of intrepid advocacy, one small nonprofit has been opening spaces for all people to commute, live, and thrive on foot and by bike. Join us on March 1st as we celebrate livable streets triumphs and gaze into the NYC of tomorrow at Transportation Alternatives’… Read more
Posted 4 weeks 2 days ago