Tired of travesties like the repeated delay of important complete streets projects  at Manhattan Community Board 7? Electing City Council members with a strong commitment to safer walking and biking is probably the biggest key to moving things forward, but you can have a more direct impact by getting yourself appointed to your local community board. (The two are related — after all, it’s the electeds who do the appointing.)
In the past few years, fresh voices have made a big difference for livable streets at the community board level, helping to secure votes of support for projects like the First and Second Avenue protected bike lanes . If you live in Manhattan and want to see what it takes to join, head over to Tuesday’s community board info session hosted by Borough President Scott Stringer.
- Tonight: DOT hosts a public workshop  to gather ideas for the proposed George B. Post Plaza at the intersection of Bedford and Broadway by the Williamsburg Bridge. 6:00 p.m.
- Tuesday: Brooklyn Community Board 2’s transportation committee will hear a presentation from DOT evaluating the Fowler Square plaza  as the board considers supporting a capital project to build a permanent space. St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, 6:00 p.m.
- Tuesday: Learn what Manhattan community boards do and how to apply to join one in 2013 at this info session . 6:30 p.m.
- Wednesday: The first permanent segment in the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway is expected to come up for a vote  by the Brooklyn Community Board 1 transportation committee. This is an important one to speak up for: Committee chair Wilfredo Florentino was resistant to the redesign proposed for West Street when the project came up last month . 6:30 p.m.
Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line .