Work with T.A.'s
professional staff to make a difference in your part of the city. Whether you
are a good talker, artist, letter-writer or just a concerned citizen, T.A.'s
advocacy committees need you.
Committee Chair: Clarence Eckerson, Jr.
Meets: The third Monday of the month at 6:30 pm at a location
TBD. See T.A. Calendar, p. 26. Goodbye to Eco Books! Thanks to Rachel
Treichler for letting us use her space for two years. Please send us ideas for
new meeting spots.
Web site -
transalt.org/Brooklyn and carfreeprospectpark.org
E-mail - Brooklyn@transalt.org
List Serve - Brooklynemail@example.com
- Car-Free Prospect Park -
Cars do not belong in Prospect Park. www.carfreeprospectpark.org
- Downtown Brooklyn Traffic
Calming - Your neighborhood is not a BQE service road. Help win real
pedestrian, bicycle and traffic calming improvements. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Brooklyn Hazard ID -
Identify dangerous street conditions in Brooklyn. HazardID@transalt.org
- East River Bridge Bicycle
Counts - Document the number of cyclists to make a stronger case for
cycling improvements. Bridgecounts@transalt.org
The Bronx Committee
Committee Chair: Rich Gans
Meets: Once every two or three months. See T.A. Calendar, p. X.
Call - 718-653-2203
- Re-open the Highbridge
Bridge, a pedestrian and bicycle bridge across the Harlem River.
- Reinstate car-free Sundays
on the Grand Concourse.
- Win a new segment of the
Hudson River Greenway in Riverdale Park.
- Pedestrian and cycling
At our June meeting, Bronx
Borough Parks Commissioner Lewandowski discussed upcoming capital projects to
rehabilitate parts of the Bronx Greenway, including portions of Mosholu-Pelham
Car-Free Central Park
Committee Chair: Ken Coughlin
Meets: Regular petitioning in park,
- Collect 100,000 signatures
on our petition to City Hall.
- Win a three month trial
closing of the park to traffic.
- Reach out to community
mid-June, the petition drive passed the 30,000-signature mark.
- Upper West Side
Councilmember Gale Brewer endorsed a three-month trial closing of the park
- The campaign awaits a
requested a meeting with the Central Park Precinct Captain to address the
repeated complaints we have received about the Central Park Precinct's
continued failure to close entrances to cars on time and to enforce
traffic laws in the park.
Gowanus Expressway Task
Committee Chair: Michael Cairl, Gowanus Community Stakeholder
Goal: T.A. is a core member of the Gowanus Community Stakeholder
Group, which seeks to ensure full environmental review and an unbiased study
of what it will take to replace Brooklyn's hulking elevated Gowanus Expressway
with a tunnel.