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Transportation Alternatives TCS NYC Marathon 2017

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THE STORY:

There's no getting around it:  I am a cyclist at heart.  Running is generally something I do when I 'run down' to the corner deli.  But as a longstanding supporter of T.A. and the work they do to make NYC safer for everyone, I couldn't say no to the challenge of running much farther than I've ever run before.  Doing research for my 2009 book 'Traffic,' which looked into the dynamics of the 'windshield view,' I began to take a much more active interest in the world of the built transportation environment that was around me.  And I wasn't particularly happy with what I saw in NYC – that supposed 'walker's paradise,' in which pedestrians and other modes are still often given such short shrift.  I was heartened by the passionate and innovative work that T.A. was doing — and I've been a member, a collaborator, a fellow traveler, ever since.  I may blow up at mile 14 — or mile 4 — but I will go the distance, just as T.A. does in its unflagging quest to make the city that hosts the world's most famous marathon a better place to live.


Now here's T.A.'s spiel: 


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.

$2,165

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Aaron Cohen

    $10

  • Brandon Jones

    $100

  • Tom Vande bilt

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jay Dunn

     

  • Judy Dunn

     

  • Vanessa Cornell

    $100

  • Team Thomas

    $150

  • Ian Walker

    $25

  • Zoe Pagnamenta

    $50

  • Nathan

    $50

  • Ed Cerullo

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Matt Seaton

     

  • Julian Bleecker

     

  • Don Wilkinson

    $100

  • Andrew Blum

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Stanley Greenberg

    $50

  • Jovica Ivetic

    $50

  • Charles Adler

     

  • Malcolm Gladwell

    $100

  • Joao Correia

     

  • Luis

     

  • Evan O'Neil

    $50

  • Marco Pasanella

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • George Weld

    $50

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72% Raised of $3,000 Goal

The Team: $55,911 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Harel Srugo

Amount Raised

$4,508

Fundraiser Title

Zvi Lantsberg

Amount Raised

$3,900

 

100% Raised of $3,900 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Clarence Eckerson

Amount Raised

$3,480

 

116% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Molly Grogan

Amount Raised

$3,400

 

113% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Elizabeth Ferguson

Amount Raised

$3,354

 

112% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Caitlin Leffel

Amount Raised

$3,235

 

108% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Max Nager

Amount Raised

$3,150

 

105% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Judy Antell

Amount Raised

$3,132

 

104% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

George Weld

George Weld

DONATION: $50

7 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

8 months ago

Marco Pasanella

Marco Pasanella

DONATION: $25

8 months ago

Evan O'Neil

Evan O'Neil

DONATION: $50

8 months ago

Luis

Luis

Run strong! 8 months ago

Joao Correia

Joao Correia

8 months ago

Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell

DONATION: $100

8 months ago

Charles Adler

Charles Adler

Yay! Bikes! 8 months ago

Jovica Ivetic

Jovica Ivetic

DONATION: $50

8 months ago

Stanley Greenberg

Stanley Greenberg

DONATION: $50

8 months ago