And the winners are ...
Back in December, Transportation Alternatives members gathered at the Puffin Room in SoHo for T.A.'s annual holiday party. Over 150 folks gathered to celebrate the year's accomplishments, talk about the year ahead, give the first annual "Neighborhood Streets Award" and recognize 12 individuals who have made outstanding contributions to T.A. and to better NYC cycling and walking.
State Senator Frank Padavan and State Assemblymember Deborah Glick each received the first-ever Neighborhood Streets Awards for their "service and leadership in winning passage of the New York City Traffic Calming Law." T.A. looks forward to helping both leaders use this new law to save lives and improve the city's neighborhood streets with innovative traffic calming designs.
The evening was capped off with T.A.'s annual volunteer awards. T.A. recognized and thanked:
Matt Corey, "T.A.
Wordsmith," for his work as lead editor for T.A. magazine
Thanks too to all who renewed or joined, made an end-of-year donation, contributed to the "bar jar" during the evening or bought raffle tickets. Congrats to longtime T.A. supporters who were our raffle winners: Robert Leung (a tough Timbuk2 messenger bag); Richard Sanford (a racing-quality T.A. cycling jersey) and Susanne Moss (a high-tech top from Patagonia). Last, but certainly not least, special thanks to Carl Rosenstein and the Puffin Room for graciously hosting the festivities.
Why not put yourself in the running for the 2000 awards ... upcoming Volunteer Nights are March 8 & 29; April 12 & 26 (second and last Wednesday of each month) at T.A.