Skip to Content
Streetsblog New York City home
Log In
Transportation Alternatives

Save the Tour de Brooklyn! Free Beer!

3:02 PM EDT on June 5, 2009

We just received this urgent S.O.S. from Transportation Alternatives to people living or working near Smith and 9th Streets in Brooklyn:

From: Paul White, Executive Director, Transportation AlternativesSent: Friday, June 05, 2009 2:48 PMSubject: Urgent mission to save the Tour de Brooklyn

Dearest Bicycle-Savvy Denizens of the Slope and Surrounding ‘Hoods--

Our Budget rent-a-truck broke down at the corner of Smith and 9th. This truck is filled with material for this Sunday’s Tour de Brooklyn. Whomever meets me there at 5pm today to help us transfer this stuff into an operable truck gets free beer and a snack immediately afterward. Many hands will make light work!

Deal?

I need some help here! Thanks!

Sustainably yours,

Paul Steely WhiteExecutive DirectorTransportation Alternatives

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog New York City

Why Sustainable Transportation Advocates Need to Talk About Long COVID

Covid-19 transformed many U.S. cities' approach to sustainable transportation forever. But how did it transform the lives of sustainable transportation advocates who developed lasting symptoms from the disease?

September 24, 2023

Analysis: ‘Dangerous Vehicle Abatement Program’ is a Failure By All Measures

The Department of Transportation wants the Dangerous Vehicle Abatement Program to simply expire in part because it did not dramatically improve safety among these worst-of-the-worst drivers and led to a tiny number of vehicle seizures.

September 22, 2023

School Bus Driver Kills Cyclist in Boro Park, 24th Bike Death of 2023

Luis Perez-Ramirez, 44, was biking south on Fort Hamilton Parkway just before 3:15 p.m. when he was struck a by school bus driver making a right turn.

September 22, 2023

‘Betrayal’: Adams Caves to Opposition, Abandons Bus Improvement Plan on Fordham Road

The capitulation on Fordham Road is the latest episode in which the mayor has delayed or watered down a transportation project in deference to powerful interests.

September 22, 2023

Friday’s Headlines: Yes He Said Yes He Will Yes Edition

That headline above is a reference to the last line of James Joyce's Ulysses, which we won't pretend to have read. But we have that ... and other news.

September 22, 2023
See all posts