The Access-A-Ride program provides transportation for people with disabilities who are unable to use public buses or subway services for some or all of their trips. You can apply for a ride at their website.
Apply to the Department of Transportation (DOT)'s NYC Plaza Program to get a plaza in your neighborhood.
A Business Improvement District (BID) is an organization made up of property owners and tenants who help maintain public plazas, promote their businesses, and help the city with sanitation and beautification for their specific area. Find one in your neighborhood here.
An advocacy group or nonprofit organization can guide you in your process. Sometimes they can approach government agencies directly with petitions and demonstrations, lawsuits, or public awareness campaigns.
• Transportation Alternatives can help you get a bike lane.
• The American Association of People with Disabilities can help you with accessible subway stations.
• The Neighborhood Plaza Partnership can help you with getting a plaza in your neighborhood.
Neighborhoods have community boards that are groups of local volunteers that act as advisers to local government. They cannot make or enforce laws.
You can also contact your local city council member to advocate for your goal.