Our Mission To reclaim NYC streets from the automobile and to advocate for bicycling, walking and public transit as the best transportation alternatives.
We work towards a rational urban transportation network based on a " Green Transportation Hierarchy ," which gives preference to modes of travel based on their benefits and costs to society.
New York: 6,000 miles of streets Over 12,000 miles of sidewalks = 80% of NYC’s public space Source: New York City Department of Transportation 2008
New York City bicyclist crash study, key findings
Obesity falls sharply with increased walking, cycling, and transit use! Source: Pucher and Dijkstra, “Promoting Safe Walking and Cycling to Improve Public Health, Am Journal of Public Health , September 2003 . Connecting walking and biking to public health
Pedestrian injury severity vs. vehicle impact speed Non-injuries Injury Fatality Source: “Literature Review on Vehicle Travel Speeds and Pedestrian Injuries” US DOT HS 809 021 October 1999 Final Report Speed at impact is the difference between life and death