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This Week: Safer Routes to Flushing Meadows Corona Park

The street safety plan for 111th Street in Queens and bike-share station planning in East Harlem are the two big calendar items during this holiday-shortened week.

Here are the highlights — check the Streetsblog calendar for the full slate of events:

  • Tuesday: The City Council transportation committee is holding a hearing on a pair of administration-backed bills that would slow down the number of new for-hire vehicle licenses while the city studies congestion in the Manhattan Core over the next year. 10 a.m.
  • Also Tuesday: Council Member Julissa Ferreras is hosting a town hall meeting on a DOT plan for a road diet, protected bike lane, and new crosswalks on 111th Street in Corona next to Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The plan has run into opposition from some Queens Community Board 4 members and Assembly Member Francisco Moya. 4 p.m.
  • More Tuesday: DOT and Citi Bike are hosting a public workshop with Manhattan Community Board 11 to plan bike-share station locations in East Harlem. 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: The Transportation Alternatives Manhattan activist committee is hosting its monthly meeting to discuss advocacy priorities and progress for safer streets. 6:30 p.m.

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

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This Week: Harlem River Bridges, Woodhaven Boulevard

There’s a flurry of community board action this week before the lull of summer recess, plus a kid-friendly bike ride in East Harlem.

Here are the highlights for the week — check the Streetsblog calendar for the full slate of events:

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

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This Week: Safer Walking and Biking Across the Harlem River

With few exceptions, getting across the Harlem River bridges isn’t exactly convenient or safe if you’re walking or biking. To fix that, a series of four DOT workshops to gather ideas about improving access between the Bronx and Manhattan kicks off this week. The meetings will inform the recommendations in DOT’s Harlem River Bridges Access Plan, to be released next year.

Here are the highlights. Check the Streetsblog calendar for the full listing of events:

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

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This Week: Safer Linden Blvd, Showdown Over 111th Street

Go ahead and clear your Tuesday evening schedule. With street redesigns on the agendas of five community boards in four boroughs, there’s probably something close to home happening tomorrow night. The projects up for discussion include safety plans for Linden Boulevard in Brooklyn, 111th Street in Queens, and Clove Road in Staten Island.

Here are the highlights. Check the Streetsblog calendar for the full listing of events:

  • Tuesday: The Manhattan Community Board 10 transportation committee will chew over a number of issues, including bike lanes, the expansion of bus lanes to West Harlem, and pedestrian safety fixes at 155th Street. 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: A plan to add bike lanes to the Metropolitan Avenue bridge [PDF] goes before Brooklyn Community Board 1. 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: DOT is presenting a redesign of Linden Boulevard, one of Brooklyn’s most dangerous arterial streets, to Brooklyn Community Board 17. 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: After a two-person committee voted against a street safety plan for 111th Street supported by neighborhood advocates and Council Member Julissa Ferreras, Queens Community Board 4 is set to take up the issue at its full board meeting. Assembly Member Francisco Moya, who opposes the project, plans to be there. Expect a heated meeting. 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: The addition of bike lanes to Clove Road goes before Staten Island Community Board 1. 8 p.m.
  • Thursday: Help shape the expansion of bike-share in Park Slope at a workshop hosted by DOT, Brooklyn Community Board 6, and Citi Bike. 7 p.m.

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

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This Week: Queens Blvd Redesign Up for a Community Board Vote

DOT’s overhaul of Queens Boulevard in Woodside, which includes 1.3 miles of protected bike lanes, is up for a vote at Queens Community Board 2 twice this week. Also: Opponents have gathered petitions agains Upper Manhattan’s first protected bike lane — you can defend it at Community Board 12 tonight.

Here are the highlights. Check the Streetsblog calendar for the full listing of events:

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

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This Week: Big Reveal for Flushing-Jamaica Select Bus Service

The big event this week: DOT and the MTA reveal designs for Select Bus Service between Flushing and Jamaica at two open houses.

Here are the highlights. Check the Streetsblog calendar for the full listing of events:

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

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This Week: More East New York Bike Lanes

The pre-Memorial Day calendar is front-loaded with events on Monday and Tuesday, with DOT unveiling new bike routes and upgrades to existing ones.

Here are the highlights. Check the Streetsblog calendar for the full listing of events:

  • Monday: DOT will present the next phase of bike network expansion in East New York to Brooklyn Community Board 5. 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: You can come along for a DOT walk-through to consider how to improve street safety on Broadway in Upper Manhattan. 10 a.m.
  • Also Tuesday: At the Brooklyn Community Board 2 transportation committee, DOT will present plans to upgrade the Bond Street bike lane and add safety improvements near the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge. 6 p.m.
  • More Tuesday: The Brooklyn Community Board 1 transportation committee will consider DOT’s plan for a bike lane on Metropolitan Avenue. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: Weigh in on the Jamaica Bay Greenway at a DOT/RPA workshop covering Broad Channel and the Rockaways. 6:30 p.m.

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

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This Week: Citi Bike on the UWS and a Safer Linden Blvd

The week kicks off with strategy sessions for better buses in Flushing and Jamaica, and keeps rolling with the unveiling of the Citi Bike station map for the Upper West Side and a traffic safety plan for Linden Boulevard in Brooklyn. This being Bike to Work Week, it wouldn’t be complete without free breakfast and coffee from Transportation Alternatives.

Here are the highlights. Check the calendar for the full listing of events:

  • Monday and Tuesday: Bus riders haven’t been heard from much in debates over Select Bus Service between Flushing and Jamaica. Join Join Riders Alliance for strategy sessions about how to improve buses to and from these two major Queens hubs. Monday in Flushing and Tuesday in Jamaica. Both meetings begin at 6:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday: DOT is unveiling locations for Citi Bike stations on the Upper West Side at a meeting of the Manhattan Community Board 7 transportation committee. 7 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: DOT is presenting its traffic safety plan for Linden Boulevard, one of Brooklyn’s deadliest arterial streets, to Community Board 17. 7:30 p.m. Update: DOT says this meeting has been rescheduled to June 9.
  • Wednesday: Join NYC DOT and the Regional Plan Association for the final round of workshops for improvements to the Jamaica Bay Greenway. The workshop this week is for Howard Beach and Ozone Park. 6:30 p.m.
  • Also Wednesday: Transportation Alternatives will be handing out free breakfast and coffee at commuter stations around the city from 7 to 11 a.m.
  • Thursday: Join City Council members for a ride to City Hall, either from Union Square or Brooklyn Borough Hall. 8 a.m.

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

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This Week: First Avenue Bikeway and UES Citi Bike Expansion

Tonight, DOT will present plans to complete the First Avenue protected bikeway to the transportation committee of Manhattan Community Board 6. DOT installed sharrows from 49th Street and 59th Street, leaving a gap in the First Avenue protected lane, after CB 6 objected to the safer design four years ago. For this project to come to fruition it’s vital that DOT and the community board hear from people who are concerned with the safety of people who bike and walk on First Avenue.

Also this week, community boards will take up Citi Bike expansion on the Upper East Side, as well as bike lanes in Sunnyside and Long Island City. Details and more calendar highlights below.

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

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This Week: Final Two Woodhaven-Cross Bay SBS Workshops

It’s a big week for bus planning, with an update on Utica Avenue Select Bus Service and opportunities to weigh in on SBS plans for Woodhaven and Cross Bay boulevards on tap. Also: check out plans for the Prospect Heights Slow zOne and offer your input on how to improve Mosholu Parkway.

Here are the highlights. Check the calendar for the full listing of events:

  • Tuesday: DOT is presenting its plans to install the Prospect Heights neighborhood Slow Zone at the Brooklyn Community Board 8 transportation committee and its plans for Utica Avenue Select Bus Service at the Brooklyn Community Board 9 general meeting. Both meetings begin at 7 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: The Queens Community Board 5 transportation committee will discuss Woodhaven Boulevard SBS and hear a presentation from DOT on pedestrian and traffic safety improvements at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue, Forest Avenue, and George Street. 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: NYC DOT and the MTA are hosting the third of four workshops on Select Bus Service for Woodhaven and Cross Bay boulevards. This workshop will focus on Cross Bay Boulevard. Open to the public from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Also Wednesday: Council members Andrew Cohen and Ritchie Torres are hosting a town hall with Friends of Mosholu Parkland and the Bedford Mosholu Community Association to discuss ways to improve street safety and park space along Mosholu Parkway. 7 p.m.
  • Thursday: The final of four workshops on Woodhaven/Cross Bay SBS is being hosted in the Rockaways. Come learn how the Q52 and Q53 bus will change and go over block-by-block changes to Woodhaven and Cross Bay boulevards. Open to the public from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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