- Consensus among residents and key multisector public and community stakeholders successfully supported expanded bicycle infrastructure in two communities of color in New York City.
- The community planning initiative began with surveys, school and community forums, to understand local issues and traffic safety concerns.
- The authors identified both individual-level resources like concerned parents and a bicycle shop owner, as well as communitywide assets like community boards, a local development corporation, business improvement district, and food justice organization that pushed the initiative forward.
- As a result, community members and the New York City Department of Transportation proposed a 28-mile bicycle network. In 2013-2014, 10 miles were installed.
- Other actions included infrastructure improvements, 600 bicycle rack installations, group bicycle rides, events with helmet giveaways, and bicycle fleets provided at neighborhood schools.
- This article documents the process and result of the Brooklyn Active Transportation Community Planning Initiative from 2010-2012 in 2 New York City neighborhoods through collaborative efforts by the New York City Department of Health, Brownsville Partnership, and the New York City Department of Transportation’s Bicycle Program.
DeGregory, S.T., Chaudhury, N., Kenndey, P., Noyes, P., Maybank, A. (2016). Community Vision and Interagency Alignment: A Community Planning Process to Promote Active Transportation. American Journal of Public Health 106(4).