Transportation Alternatives

Speed Cameras Turned On Near Schools Around New York CityLead-footed drivers beware – the city on Tuesday was flipping the switch to the “on” position for all 140 speed cameras in New York City.
Advocacy Group: Pump $2.4 Billion Per Year Into Fixing Dangerous RoadsAn advocacy group said Tuesday said while the mayor’s program to improve traffic safety is admirable, it will require a lot more effort – and a lot more money – to make the city’s roads truly safe.
NYC Installing Side Guards On City Trucks To Protect Pedestrians, CyclistsNew York City is launching a measure designed to keep pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists from getting trapped under a truck in a collision.
M79 Deemed Slowest Bus In NYC; M15 Named Least ReliableThe Straphangers Campaign and Transportation Alternatives have given out their 2014 Pokey and Schleppie awards.
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.
Protesters Cover NYPD Signs Urging Pedestrian Safety On Upper West SideSigns 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.
City Council Committees Hear De Blasio's Traffic Safety PlanMayor 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.
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.''
Lawmakers, Advocates Want Countdown Clocks Installed At NYC Bus StationsCouncilman Brad Lander and other lawmakers say countdown clocks at city bus shelters will make commuting for New Yorkers a little easier.
Nation's Largest Bike Share System To Launch In May 2013The country's largest bike sharing system will launch in New York City next spring.
Brooklynite Aims To Break Subway Record To Protest Fare HikeStefanie Gray is about to make that MetroCard swipe worth every penny and she tries to set the record for passing through every subway station.
Straphangers Campaign, Transportation Alternatives Denounce MTA Capital PlanAlbany 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.
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