BENEFITING: Transportation Alternatives, Inc.
ORGANIZER: Transportation Alternatives, Inc.
This year I've decided to run the NY Marathon in remembrance of a family member who loved to be on his bike. It's fitting that I will be doing this with the Transportation Alternatives team, who has been New York City's #1 advocate for biking, walking, and public transit for 44 years.
The goal is to reclaim New York City streets from cars, and make streets safer, more sustainable, and more equitable for all. Cyclists, runners, and street users from all walks of life make up my team - people just like you who run these city streets each and every day, who want better public space for everyone.
Some team members are running in honor of a friend or family member lost to traffic violence. This is an issue TransAlt is championing with their advocation for Vision Zero - the goal of eliminating death and serious injury as a result of car crashes from NYC by 2024.
Some other Transportation Alternatives achievements:
- Protected bike lanes
- Citi Bike bike share program
- Select bus service
- Pedestrian plazas and safety measures
- Life saving 25 MPH speed limit
- Vision Zero program
- Speed safety cameras
- and much more to our beautiful city.
If you donate $50 or more, you will get a year long membership to TransAlt in return, not to mention, safer city streets for all.