Transportation Alternatives Discussion of NYC Public Space at the Guggenheim

Join Transportation Alternatives for an afternoon at the Guggenheim Museum as T.A. takes part in the acclaimed Shapes of Space exhibition. Shapes of Space explores the concept of space within art, and T.A. has assembled an interactive discussion of New York City’s public space. Visitors can enjoy the Guggenheim’s collections and exhibits, and join T.A. for a special presentation including scenes from Contested Streets, a collection of Streetfilms by Clarence Eckerson and presentations by leading activists who are reinventing NYC streets.

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T.A. Responds to ‘Keep NYC Congestion’ Plan

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Media release from Transportation Alternatives:  Transportation Alternatives ("T.A."), New York City’s advocate for cycling, walking and environmentally sensible transportation, has raised serious questions about the motives and efficacy of a proposed alternative to congestion pricing that has been presented to the New York City Traffic Mitigation Commission. "It’s ironic that Transportation Alternatives should have to […]

NYC Gets Its First-Ever Physically-Separated Bike Path

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The Department of Transportation revealed plans for New York City’s first-ever physically-separated bike lane, or "cycle track," at a Manhattan Community Board 4 meeting last night. The new bike path will run southbound on Ninth Avenue from W. 23rd to W. 16th Street in Manhattan. Unlike the typical Class II on-street bike lane in which […]

Push for Congestion Pricing Spurs Parking Reform

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  It may not have been Mayor Bloomberg’s intention when he proposed congestion pricing, but he has put reforming curbside parking policies front and center. Desperate for "alternatives" to pricing, opponents have borrowed proposals to hike curbside parking rates, and price free curb spaces. These parking reforms which would significantly reduce double-parking and traffic snarling […]

To Close the Gender Gap, Separate Cyclists From Cars

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The gender gap in American cycling is a thorny and persistent issue, and New York City performs relatively poorly on the measure. The percentage of female bike commuters has wavered between 20 and 25 percent of the total over the last two decades, but with a marked rise in the most recent years. One of […]

T.A.: Car-Free Central Park Would Ease Neighborhood Congestion

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A study released this week by Transportation Alternatives undercuts the claim that closing Central Park’s loop drive to cars would increase traffic on the streets of Harlem. To the contrary, findings indicate that loop entrances on 110th street at Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevards "act as traffic magnets," drawing vehicles onto neighborhood streets […]

Demo Today Against Park-Hogging Judges

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  If you have some time to spare early this afternoon and are in the vicinity of Columbus Park in Downtown Brooklyn, Transportation Alternatives will be holding a demonstration at 1:00. It seems some judges who have been using this public space as a parking lot may take legal action to retain access for their […]