Transportation Alternatives

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Traffic Fatalities Down Under Mayor De Blasio’s Vision Zero Effort

Forty were killed this year, compared with 60 during the same period last year, and those injured by vehicles dropped by 8 percent.

05/07/2014

Upper West Side Protest Sign

Protesters Cover NYPD Signs Urging Pedestrian Safety On Upper West Side

Signs of tension erupted on the Upper West Side Tuesday, as a pedestrian set up signs protesting a police initiative targeting pedestrians following a series of traffic deaths.

03/04/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

City Council Committees Hear De Blasio’s Traffic Safety Plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio pitched his “Vision Zero” plan as an aggressive crack down on speeding and other traffic violations in an effort to reduce fatalities in New York City.

02/24/2014

NYPD Logo (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

After Policy Change, NYPD Begins Responding To Crashes With Serious Injuries

Previously, crash investigators were summoned only when at least one victim had died or was “likely to die.”

03/11/2013

FILE - Passengers crowd onto a bus on First Avenue. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmakers, Advocates Want Countdown Clocks Installed At NYC Bus Stations

Councilman Brad Lander and other lawmakers say countdown clocks at city bus shelters will make commuting for New Yorkers a little easier.

12/10/2012

A man bikes across the Brooklyn Bridge as Hurricane Sandy begins to affect the area on October 29, 2012. (credit:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Nation’s Largest Bike Share System To Launch In May 2013

The country’s largest bike sharing system will launch in New York City next spring.

12/07/2012

Stefanie Gray (credit: Twitter)

Brooklynite Aims To Break Subway Record To Protest Fare Hike

Stefanie Gray is about to make that MetroCard swipe worth every penny and she tries to set the record for passing through every subway station.

10/22/2012

Subway tracks are seen in New York, NY (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Straphangers Campaign, Transportation Alternatives Denounce MTA Capital Plan

Albany leaders have agreed to fund the last three years of the MTA’s current five-year capital plan, but it could mean fare hikes down the line.

03/27/2012

MTA Bus (credit: Jesse Zanger, CBSNewYork.com)

Survey Finds MTA Commute Has Worsened For Straphangers Since 2009

More than 600 people texted their responses over the last week to Transportation Alternatives on whether their MTA commutes have improved, worsened or remained the same since the agency made major cuts since 2009.

01/30/2012

Crash stats for 125th Street And Lexington Avenue (credit: Transportation Alternatives)

Report: Children In Low-Income Areas More Likely To Be Struck By Cars

The report, which focused on neighborhoods on Manhattan’s East Side, found that children are most often struck by drivers near public housing.

01/19/2012

The M50 Bus - New York, NY - Dec 1, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Manhattan’s M50 Crosstown Bus Wins ‘Pokey Award’

The winner of this year’s uncoveted gold snail on a pedestal is the M50 crosstown bus which the groups said clocked in at 3.5 mph at noon on a weekday.

12/01/2011

Erika Lefevre at a demonstration outside One Police Plaza on Nov. 30, 2011 (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Advocates For Safer Streets Hold Rally Outside One Police Plaza

Transportation Alternatives and concerned citizens took to One Police Plaza on Wednesday demanding the NYPD enforce traffic laws to make city streets safer for pedestrians and bikers.

11/30/2011

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Family Seeks Answers In Brooklyn Artist’s Hit-And-Run Death

Artist Mathieu Lefevre, 30, was struck and killed by a flatbed truck last Wednesday while riding his bike at Meserole Street and Morgan Avenue in Williamsburg.

10/26/2011

A woman locks up her bike on a Manhattan street on September 15, 2011 in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poll: NYC’s Planned Bicycle Sharing Program Enjoying Wide Support

According to a Quinnipiac University poll, 72 percent of voters support Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to rent 10,000 bicycles from some 600 rental stations.

10/20/2011

CrashStat (credit: Transportation Alternatives)

Transportation Alternatives Maps NYC Pedestrian Crashes

The system – called CrashStat – is an interactive map. So, you can check out your own neighborhood.

10/17/2011

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