The Redbeard Blog / transportation alternatives

  • Rally for a Pedestrian and Bicycle Path on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge!

    Join Transportation Alternatives and the Harbor Ring Committee at the foot of the bridge as they rally in support of building a pedestrian and bicycling path on the Verrazano. Join elected officials and community leaders as one voice and demand access to the landmark span in our backyard. RSVP here

    WhatRally for a Pedestrian and Bicycle Path on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
    When: Saturday, October 10 from 12 to 2 pm
    Where: Shore Parkway in Bay Ridge, Shore Parkway and 4th Avenue, Brooklyn

  • Brompton Urban Challenge: Sunday, 8/16


    Save the Date! The Brompton Urban Challenge takes NYC by storm on Sunday, 8/16! This scavenger hunt + photography competition is open to all bikes, as long as one person on your team has a Brompton! Registration is live.

    Calling all Bromptoneers, here is your chance to take on the Brompton Urban Challenge! The Brompton Urban Challenge is an event that will test your skill, creativity and ingenuity through a variety of fun and exciting challenges throughout the streets of New York City.

    The inaugural New York City Brompton Urban Challenge is set to be a whole lot of fun. We are very excited to invite you to the Brompton Cafe to share a coffee and a donut before sending you out armed with bicycles, clues, and cameras to get creative. 

    The two-wheeled scavenger hunt is open to all bicycles, but each team must feature at least one Brompton. There will be a limited number of Brompton bikes available to borrow for the day, so please indicate your interest at the time of registration. Also, the event will coincide with the city's Summer Streets initiative, so there's no excuse for not getting involved!


    • Date: Sunday 16th August 2015
    • Start/finish location: Brompton Cafe @ Rough Trade Records NYC, 64 N. 9th Street, Brooklyn
    • Refreshments: coffee and donuts served at 10am to fuel you on your creative quest
    • Entry fees: $25 including refreshments, with all profits going to Transport Alternatives

    The Challenges

    • The BUC tests your teamwork, orienteering ability and most importantly your creativity. Send us photo proof of all three!
    • Almost all of the challenges are open to interpretation, so use your imagination
    • Every photo must feature at least one Brompton

    Joining instructions will be sent to entrants before the event.

  • Drive Like Your Family Lives Here

    Via Velojoy: a powerful video presented by the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission. This has been hanging out in my web browser for several weeks. I knew it would be very hard to watch, but I also knew I had to watch it, and share it with you.

    The film will be included in training curricula for drivers of NYC cabs.

    There are more ways to support Vision Zero. Transportation Alternatives gives you some ways to start.

    This is also a good time to sign the petition for a Car-Free Prospect Park. Mayor DeBlasio: hopefully this is the last petition we have to sign on this topic.

  • Tour de Staten Island: April 12th

    Registration is open for the Tour de Staten Island, organized by Transportation Alternatives.

    The Tour takes place on April 12, 2015.

    More info and registration here.

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