Our Advocacy for Better Cycling and Walking
Adam White and Steve Vaccaro share a lifelong commitment to improving walking and cycling in New York City:
We bring together victims’ families, activists and legislators to enact and enforce laws to end traffic violence. Our lawyers have helped draft and enact the Right of Way Law, the Leading Pedestrian Interval Law, The Dangerous Vehicle Abatement Act, and the landmark legislation preserving New York City’s speed camera automated enforcement (the largest in the United States), among other laws
We serve on the boards and advisory panels of the League of American Bicyclists, Transportation Alternatives, StreetsPAC, the New York Cycle Club, the New York Bike Messenger Foundation, and other organizations devoted to improving biking and walking. and for decades we have sponsored dozens of popular group bike rides, including the Transportation Alternatives New York City Century, NYCC’s Escape New York, the Harlem Valley Rail ride, the Tours de Brooklyn, Queens, Flushing, Staten Island, and the Bronx.
As attorneys, we have represented the Five Borough Bicycle Club in its lawsuit to end harassment of group rides by the NYPD; Streetsblog, in its Freedom of Information lawsuit to save the Prospect Park West bike path and in other matters; and Transportation Alternatives, in proving up the shortcomings of NYPD crash investigations.
We regularly give educational presentations to groups like the New York Cycling Club, the Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey, the Five Borough Bicycling Club, the new Jersey bike Walk Coalition, Time’s Up!, and the League of American Bicyclists.
We have invested hundreds of hours of volunteer time and given regular financial support to the organizations fighting for better walking and cycling linked at the bottom of this page. We encourage you to click on the links and learn more about and support these groups’ important work!