T.A. Advocacy Committees
T.A.'s volunteer committees
provide an opportunity for T.A. members across the city to advocate for
bicyclists and pedestrians. This is a description of what the committees do,
and how you can get involved.
T.A.'s Brooklyn Committee works to improve bicycling and pedestrian conditions
in New York's most populous borough. Carroll Gardens resident and Bike Show
producer Clarence Eckerson heads the Brooklyn Committee. The committee is
currently working on the Downtown Brooklyn Traffic Calming project, the
Car-Free Prospect Park campaign, East River bridge access and safety, bike
rack installation, and cycling hazard identification. The committee meets the
third Monday of each month at 6:30 at Eco Books, 192 5th Ave. in Park Slope.
To get on the Brooklyn Committee email list, send an email to Brooklyn@transalt.org.
Car-Free Central Park
The Car-Free Central Park Committee is a group of T.A. activists working to
liberate the nation's premier park from the automobile. Long-time car-free
park crusader Ken Coughlin is the committee chair. Last summer, the campaign
collected over 10,000 signatures for a petition for the next mayor, and
expects to collect many thousand more this summer. For more information or to
sign up for the Car-Free Central Park email list visit www.Car-FreeCentralPark.org.
The Bronx Committee, headed by Norwood resident Rich Gans, advocates for the
expansion of the greenway network and the Safe Routes to School program, and
organizes the popular Tour de Bronx ride each October. For more information on
the Bronx committee and upcoming meetings, send an email to Bronx@transalt.org.
Michael Cairl, Brooklyn resident and transit consultant, will be T.A.'s main
representative in the upcoming Gowanus Expressway stakeholder process (for
more information, see page 13). This state-funded project will explore the
possibility of replacing the elevated Gowanus with a tunnel, and was a big win
for T.A. and the community. This will be an intensive, multi-year project, and
we could use your help. For more information send an email to Gowanus@transalt.org.
the latest news on this subject.
For more information on all
of our committees, check out T.A.'s web site at http://www.transalt.org,
or call the office at (212) 629-8080.