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 [email protected] to learn more.
After many years of planning, in collaboration with the City of Syracuse, the TTF recently launched the community's newest transportation tool: Gotcha Syracuse Sync Bike Share. The system was launched on July 9, 2019. Phase 1 of the launch included 200+ e-assist bicycles at 35 hubs. At the launch, the e-assist bikes were the first of their kind in the nation, making riding up hills and in winter conditions much easier in Syracuse. For more information on how to download the app to ride a bike, visit https://ridegotcha.com/locations/syracuse/.
Syracuse Pedal Party
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.
We are working on our initiatives for 2020 and will update this as we go.