The Transit Task Force is a group of transportation-conscious individuals looking to raise awareness of alternative transportation options in Central New York. The Task Force supports increased walkability, bicycle friendliness, and transit use in our community, with a special focus on bicycle and pedestrian safety and infrastructure. The TTF promotes these goals largely through its two main annual events: The Syracuse Pedal Party and PARK(ing) Day.
Do you find yourself enjoying getting around town in some way other than a car? Do your favorite outdoor activities involve human-powered mobility? Do you want to make a difference in mobility culture in CNY? If so, the Transit Task Force is for you! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
The Syracuse Pedal Party is Syracuse’s celebration of National Bike Month held in May every year. This family-friendly event seeks to bring cyclists of all ages and skill levels together to mingle and promote bicycle use, from transportation to recreation. The event features guided bike rides, bike safety training, bike repair demonstrations, bike infrastructure education, a Centro bus on-site to demonstrate the process of loading a bike, bike rentals, food trucks, and more!
PARK(ing) Day is a pop-up event in September to enhance and raise awareness for alternative transportation infrastructure in our community. The fall event showcases the Transit Task Force’s traveling parklet, a platform consisting of tables and chairs, plantings and a barrier from cars. This mobile platform transforms one or two parallel parking spaces outside of at partnered local businesses downtown with space for the public to relax, converse and enjoy the outdoors.
The Syracuse Bike Share Committee, led by the Transit Task Force, is investigating ways to bring a bike share program to Syracuse. Bike sharing was recently launched in some of our neighboring upstate cities, and the Committee is strategically planning for the best way to have Syracuse join their ranks. More information on this initiative will be available soon, and to learn more, visit SyracuseBikeShare.com.