[Carfreeliving] Completes streets and kids
nelson.jeremy at comcast.net
Thu Aug 25 10:01:30 MDT 2005
NYC's Transportation Alternatives really has their act together:
See the blurb below about "NYC Stroller Report Card" survey in what appears
to be the beginnings of a campaign to improve mobility conditions for kids
in strollers (and the people who push them).
A worthwhile effort on its own merits, but also a clever way to broaden the
advocacy base for complete streets by appealing to and involving new (not to
say mainstream) voices of people who might not consider themselves
Adding their voices to the conversation about complete streets might also
garner some heightened attention from politicians and the media.
For example, some of the most persuasive comments at the MTA hearing on
Potrero improvements were parents and the principal of Buena Vista talking
about how they fear for the safety of their young charges.
I'm kid-free myself, but I say: "Complete streets- do it for the
>From NYC's Transportation Alternatives:
Take the first annual "NYC Stroller Report Card" survey
"I would love to see less traffic. I would love that there would be more
alternatives to cars. I would love to limit the use of cars in the city..."
Sound like your typical New York City bicyclist? Guess again. Believe it or
not, this quote was uttered by a New Yorker who prefers four wheels, not
two. Stroller moms, dads and nannies feel as bicyclists do: NYC streets are
not designed with their needs in mind.
To broaden the coalition of New Yorkers who want street space and
transportation priority distributed more fairly, we are reaching out to
parents who use strollers with the first annual "NYC Stroller Report Card."
If you are a parent who uses a stroller, take the brief online survey and
let us know what you think about strollering in your neighborhood. Is
strollering a dream or do you have problems with congested sidewalks,
dangerous intersections and uneven pavement?
Take the first annual "NYC Stroller Report Card" survey!
Podcast enabled? Interested in hearing how strollering compares to
bicycling? Listen to T.A.'s first ever podcast, on strollering in New York
City featuring interviews of parents on the street.
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