Helpful Links

Stay up-to-date on bike improvements, livable streets initiatives
and bike resources in NYC and across the country through the following
online resources:

Transportation Alternatives
New York City's leading advocates for biking, walking and public transit. Become a member or volunteer today!

Streetsblog is a daily news source, online community and political mobilizer for the Livable Streets movement.

Streetfilms produces videos that show how cities around the world are reclaiming
their streets for pedestrians, cyclists and transit riders.

Livable Streets Community
The Livable Streets Community is a place to organize projects in your own
town and connect and share with others who are doing the same.

Ride the City
A website and online mapping resource that helps you find the safest bike
route between any two points in New York City. Just like MapQuest,
Google, Microsoft, and other mapping programs, Ride the City finds the
shortest distance between two points. But there are two major
differences. First, RTC excludes roads that aren't meant for biking,
like the BQE and the Queens Midtown tunnel. Second, RTC tries to locate
routes that maximize the use of bike lanes and greenways. A big thank
you to Ride the City for making this amazing cycling resource available on!

NYC Street Memorial Project
Ghost Bikes are small and somber memorials for bicyclists who are killed or
hit on the street. A bicycle is painted all white and locked to a
street sign near the crash site, accompanied by a small plaque. They
serve as reminders of the tragedy that took place on an otherwise
anonymous street corner, and as quiet statements in support of
cyclists' right to safe travel. is intended to be a site for the worldwide cycling community and was intially set up by the NYC Street Memorial Project as a way to create a space where those lost on dangerous streets can be remembered by their loved ones, members of their local communities, and others from around the world. The NYC Street Memorial Project is a collective of volunteers working in NYC to inspire more people to start installing ghost bikes in their communities and to initiate changes that will make the streets safer for everyone that uses them.

Transportation for America
Transportation for America is a broad coalition of organizations across the country
that is seeking to align our national, state, and local transportation
policies with an array of issues like economic opportunity, climate
change, energy security, health, housing and community development.The
U.S can realize a better transportation system that works for all
Americans, assuming that our leaders invest in a 21st Century
transportation system. With the Federal Transportation Bill up for
renewal, there has never been a better time to get involved in this
national discussion.

The Alliance for Biking and Walking
The Alliance for Biking & Walking, formerly known as Thunderhead
Alliance, is the North American coalition of grassroots bicycle and
pedestrian advocacy organizations. The Alliance unites advocacy leaders
to help them become more effective by sharing best practices and
innovations, strengthens organizations through resource sharing and
training opportunities and helps advocates create organizations in
underserved communities. Alliance organizations are working together to
transform communities into great places to bike and walk.

Complete the Streets
The streets of our cities and towns ought to be for everyone, whether young
or old, motorist or bicyclist, walker or wheelchair user, bus rider or
shopkeeper. But too many of our streets are designed only for speeding
cars, or worse, creeping traffic jams. They're unsafe for people on
foot or bike - and unpleasant for everybody.In communities across the
country, a movement is growing to complete the streets. States, cities
and towns are asking their planners, engineers and designers to build
road networks that welcome all citizens.

City Spokes   

Interactive bike routing for the city of Chicago. The City Spokes path rating tool is designed by cyclists for cyclists and shows users how to get around by taking only the routes you love!

The New York City Bike Coalition

Transportation Alternatives works with the following partners in building a more bike-friendly NYC:

Bike New York
Brooklyn Civic Riders Bicycle Club
Century Road Club Association
Fast and Fabulous Cycling Club
Five Borough Bicycle Club
Injury Free Coalition for Kids at Harlem Hospital
Kissena Velodrome Committee
New York Bicycle Messenger Foundation
New York Bicycling Coalition
York City Mountain Bikers
New York Cycle Club
North Brooklyn Health Network
Right of Way
Staten Island Bicycle Association
Time's Up!
The Weekday Cyclists