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.
Clarence Eckerson, Jr.
Meets: Third Monday of the month at 6:30 pm at a location TBD. See
Calendar, p. 26. Send us ideas for meeting spots.
Web Site: transalt.org/Brooklyn and carfreeprospectpark.org
List serve: Brooklynfirstname.lastname@example.org
- Car-Free Prospect Park:
Brooklyn T.A. staged a successful Halloween rally in Prospect Park.
Members marched for a three month car-free trial and an extension of the
Summer Hours to year round.
- Brooklyn Hazard ID: The
crack squad is now checking up on how many potholes and road hazards have
been fixed and will report its findings to the DOT.
Contact the committee if
you are interested in being a part of a sub-committee participating in the
South Brooklyn Transportation Study.
the Brooklyn Committee Web site.
Committee Chair: Rich
Meets: Once every two or three months. See T.A. Calendar, p. 26.
- 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
Car-Free Central Park
Committee Chair: Ken
Meets: Regular petitioning in park, occasional meetings. Check www.car-freecentralpark.org.
Web Site: www.car-freecentralpark.org
List serve: Centralparkemail@example.com
- 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
- In October, the petition
drive passed 43,000-signatures.
- The car-free central park
campaign's petition effort will continue over the fall and winter as
weather and scheduling permit. If you know of an upcoming special event
where we should petition, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- We had a presence at a
panel discussion on "an investigation into New York's parks
politics," Tuesday Nov. 12 at the New York Public Library. Panelists
included Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe.
the Car-Free Central Park Web site.
Gowanus Expressway Task
Michael Cairl, Gowanus Community Stakeholder Group Vice-President