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Campaign Highlights

#Bridges4People Teach-In

#Bridges4People hosted a virtual teach-in with activists and special guest speakers on why New Yorkers need more space on bridges and how to get organized! TA Executive Director Danny Harris, Brooklyn Council Member Stephen Levin, NYC People's Bike Mayor Courtney Williams, and Van Alen's Associate Director of Research Andrew Brown discussed how better transportation infrastructure improves equity, health, prosperity, and safety in our communities.

If you missed the event, you can watch the recording on YouTube:

#Bridges2Love self-paced ride

To show our love for riding over the East River Bridges, on Valentine's Day we created a heart-shaped self-paced ride for our supporters:

Map of the heart-shaped route that crosses both the Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges
The 9.9-mile heart-shaped #Bridges2Love route, which you can still follow along!

Our first big win: a car lane on the Brooklyn Bridge will be converted into bike lanes!

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces that a car lane would be converted into bike lanes on the Brooklyn Bridge (and the Queensboro Bridge, too)!

While #Bridges4People is still holding out for two car lanes to be converted on the Brooklyn Bridge and for better bike lanes on the other two bridges that connect Brooklyn and Manhattan, this is a step in the right direction.


Since we weren't able to connect in person but still are committed to mobilizing New Yorkers behind our movement for safer, more equitable, and more sustainable bridges, we hosted a virtual Friendbank! event.

Friendbank! event flyer

At the event, we talked about the goals of the campaign and shared the #Bridges4People petition with other New Yorkers we're connected to - our family, friends, Facebook friends, and coworkers.

If you weren't able to make the Friendbank! event, you can still sign and share our petition!

Hallowheel: Inter-boo-rough Bridges Ride & Rally

The Bronx TA activist committee started Hallowheel in 2016, and we need better infrastructure to connect all 5 boroughs now!

Hallowheel event flyer

Each borough hosted a distanced costumed ride across some of our city bridges. During the rides, we shared scary stories about the lack of safe biking infrastructure and history around the bridges. The rides converged at Gracie Mansion for a distanced costume contest and rally, complete with candy prizes for the best costumes from every boo-rough and...the mayor and DoT.

Photo of the Bronx Hallowheel ride stopping on High Bridge for a scary story
The Bronx Hallowheel ride stopped at the High Bridge for scary stories. The High Bridge connects Manhattan and the Bronx and is NYC's oldest standing bridge.
Photo of activists in costumes inspired by NYC bridges
Costumes inspired by the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Verrazzano-Narrows, and Queensboro Bridges!

Photo of NYC Council Member Brad Lander at the rally
NYC Council Member Brad Lander came to the rally dressed as a magician to say that change is possible but it won't happen magically.
Photo of TA Executive Director Danny Harris at the rally
TA Executive Director Danny Harris notes that people came to the Hallowheel rally outside the mayor's house because people don't feel safe outside their house on their own streets.

The #Bridges4People Campaign is a project of the Transportation Alternatives Brooklyn, North Brooklyn, and Manhattan Activist committees.

The #Bridges4People Campaign is supported by your donations, and your contribution will go directly towards our effort to create bridges for people. Donate now.

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