Monday, December 12, 2011

T.A. progress in 2011

We just received an email from T.A., or Transportation Alternatives, which as Wikipedia may put it best is a "non-profit organization in New York City which seeks to change New York City's transportation priorities to encourage and increase non-polluting, quiet, city-friendly travel and decrease private car use". There is a campaign now that promises to match all donations given from now until the end of this year. They also gave us a round-up of everything they have accomplished in 2011. We thought we'd share it with you (below) since it was a great way to highlight some improvements in Brooklyn over the last year that will bring more inspiration for the new year. If you'd like to donate to T.A. you can click here.

In 2011, T.A.'s advocacy in Brooklyn had direct results:
  • In the courts and in the streets, the Prospect Park West protected bike lane was challenged by an on-slaught of well-funded NIMBYs -- and we won!
  • New bike lanes and pedestrian safety improvements in Cobble Hill, Prospect Heights and at Grand Army Plaza.
  • Pedestrian plazas -- in Clinton Hill, Fulton Ferry and East New York -- transformed streets into social space.
  • New Play Streets everywhere -- safe spaces for children to play in Bedford-Stuyvesant, East New York, Coney Island and Broadway Triangle.

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