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This Week: Lafayette Avenue Bike Lane, Park Slope 20 MPH Zone

Posted By Streetsblog On January 17, 2012 @ 11:14 am In Livable Streets Events | 1 Comment

Having set up a process for neighborhoods to request 20 mph zones, the city Department of Transportation has sparked a citywide discussion about appropriate traffic speeds on residential streets. That discussion will come to Park Slope this weekend in a public forum held by the Park Slope Civic Council weighing the merits of a slow speed zone and how it might be implemented in that neighborhood.

Also: Tonight the transportation committee of Brooklyn Community Board 2 will consider a proposal from local residents to stripe a bike lane on Lafayette Avenue [1], and the city’s extensive public outreach for its bike-share program continues, with discussions in both English and Spanish.

  • Today: James Vacca’s City Council Transportation Committee won’t discuss the MTA budget [2], but will tackle four separate ways to make it more convenient to park illegally. 1:00 p.m.
  • Tonight: Brooklyn CB 2’s transportation committee discusses the proposal [1] for a bike lane on Lafayette Avenue, which has 1,400 signatures supporting it. 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Manhattan Community Board 4’s transportation committee discusses both bike-share and bike lanes [3]. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: A panel hosted by the Women’s City Club [4] tackles the funding challenges facing the MTA’s capital program. 12:30 p.m.
  • Also Thursday: The Department of Transportation continues its bike-share outreach [5] with a Spanish-language presentation at Grand Street Settlement 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: The Park Slope Civic Council discusses whether, where, and how to bring 20 mph zones to the neighborhood. 11:45 a.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line [6].

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URLs in this post:

[1] a proposal from local residents to stripe a bike lane on Lafayette Avenue: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/01/13/1400-signatures-put-lafayette-avenue-bike-lane-back-on-agenda/

[2] won’t discuss the MTA budget: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/01/16/from-the-calendar-of-city-council-transportation-chair-james-vacca/

[3] discusses both bike-share and bike lanes: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/01/01/manhattan-community-board-4-bike-share-bike-lanes-megabus/

[4] panel hosted by the Women’s City Club: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/01/08/panel-the-mta-capital-budget-funding-challenges/

[5] continues its bike-share outreach: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/12/22/bike-share-presentation-grand-street-settlement/

[6] Drop us a line: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/10/31/2010/11/29/2010/09/27/suggest-event/

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