Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Long Island, NY
3.000.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Transit Solutions (New York Metropolitan Transit Authority)
Rosemary Mascali
36 Bourndale Road South, Manhasset, NY 11030
++1 516-242-8121

Participation 2017

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
September 22: Free coffee – 7am-9am
Free coffee for commuters at the 7-Eleven at Wyandanch Plaza in Wyandanch!

September 22: Suffolk County Bike Share Rally at Stony Brook University – 11am-1pm
Suffolk County and Stony Brook University will be teaming up to hold the Suffolk County Bike Share Rally on campus at the Student Activity Center. Join County Executive Steve Bellone in emphasizing car free transportation alternatives for Suffolk County, and learn more about bike sharing including Stony Brook University's "Wolf Ride" Bike Share.

September 22: Car Free Day LI Wyandanch Village Celebration - 5pm-7pm
On your way home on Car-Free Day, stop by for some music and giveaways at The Plaza at Wyandanch Village transit oriented community, steps from the Wyandanch LIRR station and Parking Facility and Suffolk County Transit bus stop.
Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
Long Islanders are pledging to go car free or car-lite on Car-Free Day. Over 5,500 have pledged so far.
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
New or improved bicycle facilities
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
Pedestrianisation
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport network (creation of HOV lanes for public transport modes, new stops, new lines, reserved areas etc)
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
Accessibilities
  • Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility