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12.10.14 Paul Steely White

Today, the MTA released a series of on-air PSAs “to educate bus customers, pedestrians and bicyclists about safety on and around buses.” But for one New York-based traffic advocacy group, the ads don’t address the real threat to public safety: motorists. Paul Steely White, executive director of Transportation Alternatives, shares his thoughts about the new […]

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09.30.13 Andy Cush

Bike lanes: not a terrorist plot to cause traffic congestion and take away parking spaces from cop cars! The people of New York actually want them, according to a new survey from Transportation Alternatives. Crazy! In fact, 70% of respondents support bike lanes and pedestrian plazas, and believe it or not, it’s not just the two-wheeled […]

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09.10.13 Marina Galperina

Last Friday, a woman was hit by a car riding her bike in Brooklyn, scraping her chin on the pavement. A friend posted about the incident in a post on Tumblr, describing the following altercation between the five feet tall bike rider and the driver. The driver rolled down his window and called her a, “Stupid […]

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05.31.13 Andy Cush

Anyone riding their bike to the National‘s show at Barclays Center June 5 won’t have to worry about finding a place to lock it up. For the first time since opening, the arena, with the help of Transportation Alternatives, will be offering a bicycle valet service, free of charge. All attendees have to do is […]

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10.25.12 Andy Cush

Stefanie Gray attempted to make history yesterday by hitting every New York City subway station in under the world-record time: 22 hours, 5 minutes, and 10 seconds. Unfortunately, when she rolled in to the 6 platform at Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall at 7:20 p.m., it had been a grueling 31 hours. Gray was attempting the record […]

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10.22.12 Andy Cush

Though it’s safe to assume that many people are angry about the looming fare hike that’s coming to our city’s subway system, perhaps none is more angry than Stefanie Gray. Tomorrow, Gray is attempting to log the fastest time around the entire system, to protest the hike–that’s 468 stations in less than 22 hours, 5 […]

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06.05.12 Allison Burtch

The five boroughs of New York City have nearly 300 miles of bike lanes. Now, an independent study proves what most of us already figured out – that the bike lanes actually save lives. An independent research team published “Evaluating the Safety Effects of Bicycle Lanes in New York City” in the June 2012 issue […]

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01.31.12 Bucky Turco

Transportation Alternatives conducted a survey and discovered the obvious: The majority of New Yorkers are not happy with their daily commutes. At least 61 percent of respondents answered via text that their train or bus ride since 2009 has gotten worse, while 26 percent said it was the same and 13 percent of people who […]

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12.01.11 Bucky Turco

The sloth-like bus that traverses through the heart of hell (49th/50th Streets in Midtown), is the winner of this year’s “Pokey Award.” At noon, the plebeian mover was clocked hobbling along at 3.5 mph, which is the average speed New Yorkers walk, making it the slowest in the entire transit system according to the NYPIRG […]

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06.22.11 Bucky Turco

Need a New York City parking placard, but don’t know a cop or have access to that sweet patronage the criminal justice sector provides to relatives and friends? Fear not, Photoshop will do, most are fakes anyway. To once again show how easy it is to get over, Transportation Alternatives created a bogus permit and […]

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