Transportation Alternatives
2011 – $5,000 General Support

Transportation Alternatives’ (TA) mission is to reclaim New York City’s streets from the automobile, and to advocate for bicycling, walking and public transit as the best transportation alternatives. TA is involved in every aspect of traveling around New York City, from bike routes and bus lanes to pedestrian crossings and car parking, they strive for safer, smarter transportation and a healthier city. When TA was founded in 1973, New York City’s cycling population was a fifth of what it is now and the number of pedestrians killed each year by cars was more than twice as high. Since then, they have laid the paving stones of a safer city – pedestrian plazas, parking-protected bike lanes, the very philosophy of the livable street – and pushing city agencies and elected officials to introduce this innovation into the urban landscape.