This summer the Parks Department presented a plan to route cyclists away from the waterfront greenway and onto a hilly, poorly-lit path between 72nd Street and 83rd Street. The greenway can get crowded along the water on summer days, but most of the time the current path doesn’t pose a problem. Nevertheless, as presented, the Parks Department’s proposal would impose a permanent detour for cyclists without providing an adequate replacement.
You can weigh in on the plan later today, when the Parks Department shows an update on the plan to Manhattan Community Board 7.
In other community board action this week: Defend the new bike-share stations in Park Slope and Carroll Gardens or help plan the next phase of bike-share expansion in Crown Heights.
Check the Streetsblog calendar for the full list of this week’s events.
- Monday: The Parks Department will present its proposal to route cyclists away from the waterfront in Riverside Park to the Manhattan CB 7 parks and environment committee. 7 p.m.
- Wednesday: Next year, Citi Bike will expand in Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, and Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Head to the station planning workshop for Brooklyn community boards 8 and 9 to help pick good sites for this batch of docks. 6 p.m.
- Also Wednesday: At the Manhattan CB 4 transportation committee meeting, DOT will present two safety proposals, and Transportation Alternatives will show ideas for a 14th Street where people come first, not cars. 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday: Brooklyn CB 6 holds its public forum on Citi Bike. Bring your data-based defense of using curb space for bike-share stations (and your popcorn). 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday: The TA Queens committee hosts a “Kids Bike Rodeo” in Astoria. 10:30 a.m.