This Week in Livable Street Events [Updated]
There are several noteworthy events this week on the Streetsblog Calendar, including Thursday's review of NYMTC's Regional Transportation Plan, preceded by a big MTA gabfest on Wednesday. Lots of other neighborhood-level stuff happening too. Check it out:
- Tuesday: Manhattan CB 7 to Talk Protected Bicycle Lanes on the Upper West Side. After many months of outreach and advocacy, members of the Upper West Side Streets Renaissance Campaign will discuss the benefits of bringing protected bike lanes to the neighborhood with the Manhattan Community Board 7 Transportation Committee. 7 p.m. Note: This event has been rescheduled for Sept. 8.
- Wednesday: Civic Talk: The Future of the MTA. Henry Stern, who has opposed various MTA funding mechanisms such as bridge tolls and congestion pricing, will moderate a panel on the future of the MTA. The panel is scheduled to include: Transportation Alternatives' ED Paul Steely White; City Council Member Gale Brewer; the Manhattan Institute's Nicole Gelinas, who has recently focused on MTA labor costs; and Richard Brodsky, who was the most vocal opponent of congestion pricing. Museum of the City of New York. 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday: NYMTC Regional Transportation Plan Public Review Meeting. The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for New York City, Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley. It is responsible for a continuing, coordinated, and comprehensive transportation planning process in order to receive federal transportation funding. Today there will be two public review sessions of NYMTC's Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), from 3 - 5:00 p.m. and 6 - 8:00 p.m. The afternoon session will be broadcast online at NYMTC.org.
- Thursday: Community Workshop: Jackson Heights Neighborhood Transportation Study - Phase 1. New York City DOT will present the first community workshop for the "Jackson Heights Neighborhood Transportation Study - Phase 1." The main goals of the workshop are to kick off the study and have members of the Queens community identify transportation issues. 6:30 p.m.
Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.