As usual, the 2nd Annual Tour de Queens served up many smiles per mile!
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On the second Friday of the month, Transportation Alternatives Queens Committee leads a "bike pool" along Queens Boulevard. By riding together in a group each month, the bike pool works not only to educate drivers that bikes are on the street and to make a statement about the need for a bike lane, but it give the borough's bike commuters a safe, escorted ride home.
Transportation Alternatives help their 5th Annual Tour De Brooklyn 23-mile ride through a host of different neighborhoods including the Greenwood Cemetery.
This video is an overview of what Transportation Alternatives, New York State Department of Health, NYC DOT, community groups, and elected officials are doing to promote safe streets for seniors.
Queens transit riders oppose MTA fare hikes and service cuts and support bridge tolls.
Daylighting is a simple pedestrian safety strategy which removes parking spaces surrounding an intersection in order to create better visibility for all street users and reduce the risk of conflict.
The NYC DOT along with Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Google and Transportation Alternatives have sponsored a CITYRACKS design competition. The designs of the ten finalists were installed at Aster Place and at the museum. The winner will be announced on October 24th.
Four young Brooklynites launch an impressive summer-long campaign for a Car-Free Prospect Park.
Transportation Alternatives reports during this year's foray into PARKing Day there were over 50 parking spaces temporarily reclaimed throughout the city, nearly doubling last year's total. We were able to visit about twenty of those.
Last February, 22-year-old Asif Rahman was hit and killed by a truck while riding his bicycle on Queens Boulevard. Asif's family, Council member Jim Gennaro, and Transportation Alternatives held a press conference yesterday, calling on New York City government to transform Queens Boulevard into a "complete street," with a physically-protected bike lane and safer pedestrian crossings.