About T.A.: T.A.
Celebrates 30 Years of Success
Since our founding in 1973,
T.A. has won countless victories for bicyclists, pedestrians and sensible
transportation. Advocacy work can be slow and hard, but thanks to the support
of our members, we are making a difference in the way that the City treats
bicyclists and pedestrians. Here are just some of these successes.
|Pedestrian and bicycling
paths on all the East River bridges for the first time in 50 years, each
bridge an epic struggle.
|Innovative bicycle lanes
such as the one on Second Avenue in Manhattan.
- Pedestrian and bicycling
paths open on all of the East River bridges for the first time in 50
- 50% reduction in
- $80 million in federal
funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects.
- Year-round weekday
car-free hours in Central Park and numerous entrances reclaimed as park
- Year-round weekday
car-free periods in Prospect Park plus a further increase in car-free
hours in the park.
- Major safety improvements
on the "Boulevard of Death"-Queens Boulevard.
- A promise of a Manhattan
Waterfront Greenway, a car-free path circling the entirety of Manhattan.
- Thousands of modern bike
racks throughout NYC.
- A complete Hudson River
Greenway-ten miles of car-free walking and cycling along the scenic
- Major pedestrian
improvements in Times Square and Herald Square.
- Landmark NYC traffic
- Network of new bicycle
lanes throughout the city, including extra-wide lanes on Hudson Street,
Cross Bay Boulevard and many other streets.
- Full-time pedestrian and
bicycle access to the George Washington Bridge.
- Traffic calming
innovations for neighborhood streets.
- Major crackdown on
- Neighborhood Streets
Network coalition of over 100 organizations.
- New bicycle and pedestrian
safety education for taxi cab and livery car drivers.
- Dozens of Give Respect/Get
Respect actions and outreach to the city council and police department.
- Introduction of the
concept of "traffic calming" into the New York City mainstream.
pedestrian improvements in Herald Square and Times Square.
Safe Routes to
School at 38 schools in The Bronx and, soon, 135 schools citywide.