BENEFITING: Transportation Alternatives, Inc.
ORGANIZER: Transportation Alternatives, Inc.
This November, I will be running in the NYC Marathon. I have always loved riding and racing bicycles, but I never thought I'd get into endurance running. Yet, here I am training for my second marathon. I'm proud to be running with Team Transportation Alternatives, a great organization that has worked tirelessly to make our city streets safer for pedestrians, cyclists and runners (no cars in the Parks, bike lanes, lifesaving traffic laws, and public plazas to name a few). It's also where I interned when I first moved to New York as a graduate student at Pratt Institute.
26.2 miles is a long journey on foot. It won't be easy, but it's definitely doable and more enjoyable with the support of friends and family. I am asking you to help me reach my goal of raising $3000 by November to help benefit the work that Transportation Alternatives is doing.
Thank you in advance for your support!
If you are unfamilar with the work of TA, read on...
Transportation Alternatives has been New York City's #1 advocate for biking, walking, and public transit for 44 years. Our goal? To reclaim New York City streets from the car, and make streets safer, more sustainable, and more equitable for all.
Cyclists, runners, and street users from all walks of life make up our team - people just like you who run these city streets each and every day, who want better public space for everyone.
Some of our team members are running in honor of a friend or family member lost to traffic violence. This is an issue TransAlt is championing with our advocation for Vision Zero - the goal of eliminating death and serious injury as a result of car crashes from NYC by 2024.
Together with our members and partners, we have achieved so much, including the introduction of:
- 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.
We are so grateful to all of our many stakeholders and members that have helped us succeed and make NYC an even greater place.
If you want to make a difference too, please consider donating to one of our team members campaigns!
And, 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.