Meet our second New York City bike advocacy partner, Transportation Alternatives.
Trans Alt’s mission is to reclaim NYC’s streets from the automobile and to promote bicycling, walking, and public transit. With 100,000 active supporters and a committee of activists working locally in every borough, Trans Alt fights for the installation of infrastructure improvements that reduce speeding and traffic crashes. Important work! Most recently their advocacy efforts were rewarded when New York State elected officials passed a law that will set the speed limit in NYC at 25 mph – a change that could prevent 6,500 injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists in the next year!
Trans Alt conducts the annual Tour de Queens, a fun, family-friendly 20 mile bike tour highlighting the different neighborhoods of Queens. Their Ride for Zero fundraiser allows cycling enthusiasts to support their work around Vision Zero NYC, a set of comprehensive policies aimed at a future in which no one is killed or seriously injured by traffic.
Proceeds from our event raffle featuring the artist-painted City Helmet Series helmet for NYC and great gear from Levi’s Commuter, Chrome Industries and Fuji Bikes will benefit Trans Alt.