NYC Department of Transformation

$3,500 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 86 people in 38 months
On October 7, 2015, we installed 25 cones topped with sunflowers on a notoriously dicey stretch of Chrystie Street in Manhattan, instantly creating a protected bike lane where there previously was only a painted buffer. (You can read about it at Gothamist  and Streetsblog .)

We followed up this action with an installation on the Carlton Avenue Bridge in Brooklyn, again providing basic protection on a buffered bike lane that's frequently obstructed by vans and trucks.

With your help we can continue to demonstrate what is possible with little more than traffic cones... and, of course, flowers.

While we will remain anonymous for now, rest assured that every penny we receive through this campaign will be turned right around and put back into projects that promote safety for people on bikes and on foot.

Thank you for your support!

- The Department of Transformation

***Leona Chamberlin is a friend of ours and honorary deputy finance commissioner.
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It was a busy 2015! We closed out the year by installing new signs on 1st Avenue beneath the Queensboro Bridge.

Your donations funded this intervention and we are truly grateful for your help.

Please continue to spread the word about the DOTr and our work. As always, we're happy to take suggestions for spots in need of a little traffic cone love.

Wishing you a safe and healthy 2016!
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Today we installed our latest transformation on Allen Street. We used 7 cones and 4 bunches of flowers to create a small but important amount of protection to this crucial cycling route, which is frequently blocked by NYPD vehicles.

Thanks again for your support!
Allen Street.
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We're over $2,500! Thank you for your continued support!

We've just placed an order with for 100 cones - our first big order using the money our supporters have generously donated. Many thanks to all of you and to MyParkingSign for keeping us supplied with cones at a low price. They're great supporters of safe streets and we highly recommend them should you choose to transform a street near you.
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The momentum continues to build with this amazing write-up at

"An Anonymous Group Is Fixing Bike Lanes Where New York Isn't"

Please read and forward to friends, fellow New Yorkers, and anyone who might be able to help us make a better city.

We appreciate your support so far and promise bigger and better things to come.

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$3,500 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 86 people in 38 months
Created October 27, 2015
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CraigCraig Toocheck
17 months ago

Hitting the goal with ...$28 :)

18 months ago
Reed Rubey
20 months ago

Keep up your good work. Please.

29 months ago
Alex Knight
33 months ago

Keep up the good work!

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