Local Transportation and Planning Organizations
Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT)
Tompkins County Planning Department
Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council: the Metropolitan
Planning Organization (MPO) for Ithaca
City of Ithaca
NY Bicycling Coalition (Policy, Lobbying and Resources) Homepage
Ridesharing Page for Ithaca, by Yahoo!
New York Resources & Organizations
New York State
Commuting: Featuring Tompkins County. Tompkins
County has the second highest percentage of walking commuters
(Manhattan is first). Find out why.
County Hiking Site: prepared by John Poole, a resource for
all hiking trails in Tompkins County.
NYS DOT official bike ped home page
NY Bicycling Coalition - Bike policy lobbying and resources
NY Bicycling Coalition's page of links of all kinds about bicycling in NYS
Lists of good Bike and Pedestrian Links, from NYSDOT
NYBC stance on the Segway
Bicycling Organizations in NYS
in New York State
NYBC traffic calming and other fact sheets:
Rules and laws on sharing the road in NYS
Maps of bike routes in NYS
NY Parks and Conservation Association Trail Finder
Car-Sharing Groups Across the Country
eMotion Mobility - This Company provides electric car sharing.
FlexCar - Provides car sharing in metropolitan areas.
City Car Share - Car sharing for the San Francisco area.
Zip Car - A national car sharing agency.
Boulder, CO car share
Car Sharing Network - offering data, background and how-to
information on car sharing
Victoria, BC Car Share Coop
Toronto autoshare organization
Many more national and international links
GreenRide: GreenRide is a web-based tool that allows
users to find carpooling partners or other transportation
options--bus, bike, rail, pedestrian routes--quickly and efficiently.
Other Curb Your Car & Car-Free Day Websites
Way to Go!
Local public transportation agencies sponsored the second
"Way to Go" week in May to encourage use of cheaper,
healthier, and more earth-friendly alternatives to driving
and one-person vehicle use. People who registered to use an
alternative means of transportation received gift certificates,
giveaways, and chances to win prizes. During last year's Way
to Go week, "5,019 participants saved
224,841 miles of driving alone, 9,993
gallons of gas worth $18,487, avoided $29,055
in total driving and maintenance costs, prevented 195,862
pounds of CO2 emissions and a total of 202,427
pounds of air pollutants."
World Car Free Days Collaborative website
The Earth Day Network Car Free Day Campaign
www.google.com - A subject list of links to car-free-day
World Car-Free - Online newsletter for car-free events
United Nations Car Free - International car-free days, encouraged
by the United Nations
Web Sites that Address Transportation Issues
Metro Commuter Services calculates your costs of driving
alone to work based on a form you fill out, and estimates
potential monetary savings of carpooling.
Grist Magazine - "gloom and doom with a sense of humor"
Travel Matters - interactive emissions calculators, on-line
emissions maps, and a wealth of educational content
Worksite Wellness for Tompkins County - How worksites
can create an environment that supports employees' healthy
Car Free.com - This site gives information about what
a car-free city would look like, and addresses most of
the common problems associated with the problem of automobiles
in large cities.
National Association of Railroad Passengers - the homepage
for National Association of Railroad Passengers; they lobby
for railroads and give members discounts on tickets.
"Creating Congestion: Why Building More Roads Creates Congestion."
WashPIRG - "Breaking the Gridlock: Real Solutions for Transportation
Transportation Alternatives - Advocates for cycling, walking,
and environmentally sensible transportation
Victoria Transportation Policy Institute - "Work Smarter,
Not Harder to Improve Transportation"
Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) - "Why are the Roads
Walkable Communities, Inc - "Walkability is the cornerstone
and key to an urban area's efficient ground transportation."