Spring 2002, p.15

T.A. Offering Mini-Grants for Neighborhood Streets Network Groups

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Whether it is rat-running, speeding or illegal trucks, neighborhoods across the city are battling destructive traffic. Transportation Alternatives formed the Neighborhood Streets Network (NSN) to help communities fight traffic that endangers their children and local quality of life. Since 1994, NSN has grown to over 100 groups strong, representing communities across the five boroughs. Now, T.A. is launching a new mini-grant program to direct NSN's resources to community organizations that are ready to take their campaigns for safer, saner neighborhood streets to the next level. The grants will help neighborhoods focus on their specific problems and give them the resources to win results.

Each winning organization will receive up to:

  • $2,000 of consulting time from a pedestrian safety and traffic calming expert who can help with project planning, site visits, training and interpreting data and jargon.
  • $500 for printing and materials related to the project
  • Neighborhood Streets Network Tool Kit with a noise meter, measuring wheel and counter.

The deadline for applications is June 15th. NSN will announce the winners by July 1st.
For information and an application visit our website at www.NeighborhoodStreets.org or call the T.A. office at 212-629-8080.