Since its founding in 1973, Transportation Alternatives’ mission has been to reclaim New York City'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, T.A. has paved the way for remarkable changes in New York City’s transportation infrastructure: the extraordinary growth of bicycling, the launch of Citi Bike and the introduction of innovations to city streets like Complete Streets, parking-protected bike lanes, automated speed enforcement cameras and much more.
Right now, T.A. activists are leading the fight to improve infrastructure for bicycling and walking on scores of local streets and to change traffic enforcement policy and practices citywide. The goal is to achieve Vision Zero — the elimination of traffic deaths and serious injuries on New York City’s streets.