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This Week: Brooklyn Greenway, How to Join a Community Board

Posted By Streetsblog On December 17, 2012 @ 12:28 pm In Livable Streets Events | 2 Comments

Tired of travesties like the repeated delay of important complete streets projects [1] 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 [2]. 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 [3] 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 [4] 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 [5]. 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: The first permanent segment in the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway is expected to come up for a vote [6] 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 [7]. 6:30 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line [8].

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URLs in this post:

[1] repeated delay of important complete streets projects: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/12/12/stuck-on-repeat-cb-7-committee-fails-to-move-forward-on-complete-streets/

[2] the First and Second Avenue protected bike lanes: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/09/22/with-cb-8-vote-east-side-bikeway-ready-to-run-from-houston-to-125th/

[3] a public workshop: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/12/14/monday-help-post-plaza-take-shape-across-the-street-from-peter-luger/

[4] Fowler Square plaza: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/11/20/businesses-on-permanent-fort-greene-plaza-sure-go-ahead/

[5] at this info session: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/12/16/manhattan-borough-presidents-informational-meeting-on-community-boards/

[6] come up for a vote: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/12/09/brooklyn-community-board-1-brooklyn-waterfront-greenway/

[7] when the project came up last month: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/11/16/greenpoint-community-board-gets-glimpse-of-planned-greenway/

[8] Drop us a line: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/06/18/2012/06/04/2012/04/30/2011/10/31/2010/11/29/2010/09/27/suggest-event/

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