City Council Hearing on Pedestrian Safety

In response to Transportation Alternatives’ powerful rally for pedestrian safety last month, Council Member and Chair of the Transportation Committee John Liu has called for a hearing on this important issue. The hearing could be a great opportunity to influence the incoming Commissioner of Transportation, who starts work just three days after this hearing. Transportation Alternatives urges you to attend this hearing and testify about how dangerous streets are affecting you and your community.

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Introducing “Vacca Watch”

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When Streetsblog interviewed City Council Transportation Committee Chair James Vacca a year ago, he was fresh off a press appearance with AARP calling for complete streets legislation in Albany. The Ninth Avenue protected bike lane was the backdrop. During our conversation a few weeks later he came across as someone who took street safety seriously […]

De Blasio’s Budget Has No Funding Increase for Street Safety Projects

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Mayor de Blasio released his executive budget yesterday, and it does not include the increases for street safety projects that the City Council recommended earlier this month, says Transportation Alternatives. Without more funding for street redesigns, TA says, the administration won’t be able to improve safety at the pace needed to attain the mayor’s stated goal of eliminating traffic […]