Workshops & Tours
Families for Safe Streets Breakfast and Workshop
Cost: $0. TransAlt Office — Thu, May 4, -
If you have lost a loved one in traffic or suffered a serious injury, come meet with others who are channeling their grief into action. Families for Safe Streets chapters around the country and individuals fighting alone will gather to share their successes and challenges so that we can learn from and support one another in this important work. FSS NYC will also briefly present how you can start a chapter in your city.
[Note: this session is only open to individuals who have suffered a personal loss or have been injured themselves]
Activist Training: Your City, Your Voice
Cost: $25. TransAlt Office — Thu, May 4, -
Join a team of experienced Transportation Alternatives organizers for a session of our highly sought-after activist training series. Hone your skills, learn from one anothers’ experiences and get hands- on practice in building local power to bring back to your city. We’ll be working to empower participants to take on the most important issues in communities where you live - effectively, equitably, and enjoyably.
Cycling tour: Critical bicycle infrastructure on Manhattan's Upper West Side
Cost: $25. Apple Bank — Thu, May 4, -
Come roll with Transportation Alternatives' staff for a tour of bike infrastructure on Manhattan's Upper West Side. We'll kick things off on Amsterdam Avenue, which was recently approved for protected bike lanes below 110th Street and a CitiBike expansion in Manhattan Community Board 9, which encompasses part of the corridor. From there, we’ll visit the Columbus Avenue bowtie,which received significant pedestrian and cyclist safety improvements in recent years.
Walking tour: People-centric street design beyond the Manhattan core
Cost: $25. Bronx Museum of the Arts — Thu, May 4, -
Make your way up North to the Bronx, where we'll stroll along the Grand Concourse - one of the most dangerous corridors in the Bronx and the site of our ongoing campaign to implement life-saving improvements like bike lanes, curb extensions and leading pedestrian intervals. From there, we'll make our way to the stunning vista of the High Bridge, New York City's oldest inter-borough crossing,that was recently restored to become one of the city’s best examples of people-centric street designs for pedestrian and cyclist access only.
Cycling tour: A victory lap for cyclist infrastructure in New York City
Cost: $25. Jay Street Metro Tech — Thu, May 4, -
Join Transportation Alternatives’ bike advocates for a mid-morning ride from Brooklyn to Manhattan. The tour kicks off on Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn - the first leg of the country’s longest continuous protected bike lane. Jay Street is a heavily-trafficked route for pedestrians, motorists and cyclists which just recently received a two-way protected bike lane. Afterwards, we'll make our way over the Brooklyn Bridge and experience other recently completed, hard-fought-for bicycle infrastructure triumphs on Chrystie Street, 6th Avenue and 14th Street.
Reclaim our children’s streets event - Sponsored by the FIA Foundation
Cost: $0. The Peck Slip School — Thu, May 4, -
Join the FIA Foundation and Transportation Alternatives for a field trip exploring the importance of equitable place-making and accessible public space around city schools. The tour will begin at the Peck Slip School in Lower Manhattan’s South Street Seaport, which recently won a battle to turn the street in front of the school into a car-free play space during school hours. From there, we’ll walk over to P.S. 1, to talk about how to apply some of the lessons learned from the Peck Slip project there and explore other ways to reclaim and repurpose sidewalk space to improve student safety in New York City and beyond.
Vision Zero Network Advocates Gathering
Cost: $25. TransAlt Office — Thu, May 4, -
Community leaders working toward Vision Zero are invited to join their peers from around the country at this gathering led by the Vision Zero Network's Leah Shahum. This is intended for advocates representing nonprofit organizations (or coalitions) actively working toward Vision Zero in their communities. We'll consider the progress and challenges within the Vision Zero movement growing quickly across U.S. cities and explore ways to support each others' work moving forward.