Tonight: Tell Mayor de Blasio to Step Up for Vision Zero
Mass Bike Ride #Sept15 to Protest Spike in Cyclist Deaths, Hit-and-Runs https://t.co/pko3VNXQic #RideTogether pic.twitter.com/xErXNBSnP7
— TransAlt (@transalt) September 14, 2016
With New York City losing ground in the effort to eliminate traffic deaths, officials will join street safety advocates and victims of traffic violence tonight for Transportation Alternatives’ mass bike ride on Fifth Avenue.
The event is intended to prod Mayor de Blasio to “fund and fast-track” priority pedestrian improvements and protected bike lanes, and to urge to the mayor to direct NYPD to improve traffic enforcement and stop blaming victims of traffic crashes.
Elected officials expected to attend include Broooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and City Council members Jimmy Van Bramer and Helen Rosenthal.
Participants will gather at 6 p.m. at Fifth and E. 59th Street, and will ride to Washington Square Park. If you don’t ride, you can still represent at the beginning or end of the route. Wear something yellow if you can.