Speak Up for Safer Streets in Brooklyn and the Bronx
This week, there are important DOT workshops concerning major streets in Brooklyn — Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge and Broadway from Myrtle Avenue to the Williamsburg Bridge. There’s also a community board meeting to reconsider a bike corral the board had already approved.
Also this week: In the Bronx, the MTA will hold a hearing on potential new Metro-North service, and Community Board 8 will hear from DOT on pedestrian access to Williamsbridge Oval Park.
- Tuesday: NYC DOT and Council Member Diana Reyna are holding a public input session regarding Broadway between Roebling Street and Myrtle Avenue, in Brooklyn, to address issues including pedestrian safety, parking, transit, and truck traffic. 6:00 p.m.
- Tuesday: A bike corral on Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights, installed in December after supporters gathered signatures in favor of it and the local community board approved it, is the subject of a counter-petition by those who want to replace it with car parking. Brooklyn Community Board 8′s transportation committee will be discussing the issue at 7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday: After a supportive vote from its transportation committee, Brooklyn CB 16 will take up a proposal by DOT to install bike lanes in Brownsville and East New York on New Lots Avenue, Pitkin Avenue, Mother Gaston Boulevard, and a north/south pair on Hendrix Street and Schenck Avenue. 7 p.m.
- Wednesday: MTA Metro-North Railroad is holding a hearing in the Bronx on its proposal to increase mid-day and weekend service on the Hudson Line this year. 5:00 p.m.
- Wednesday: Bronx Community Board 7 is hosting a workshop with DOT to discuss ways to improve pedestrian access to Williamsbridge Oval Park. 7:00 p.m.
- Thursday: DOT is holding a workshop on the future of Fourth Avenue between 65th Street and Shore Road in Bay Ridge. 7:00 p.m.
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