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This Week: Detailed Designs for Woodhaven Boulevard SBS

Lots of community board action on the calendar this week, with the first look at “block-by-block street designs” for Woodhaven Boulevard Select Bus Service, plus DOT presentations on improvements to the bike network in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Over the weekend, Kidical Mass season kicks off with rides in Manhattan and Brooklyn. 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: Bus Lane Bonanza

The Streetsblog calendar has a full slate of Select Bus Service and bus lane plans this week. There are also some important bike projects up for consideration by Brooklyn community boards. And now that it’s spring, it’s the season for silly City Council bills that open the door for more cyclist harassment by police.

Here are the highlights — check the 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: Tour de Staten Island

After a very eventful March, it’s a light week on the Streetsblog calendar. Celebrate a whole week of above-freezing temperatures on Sunday with a leisurely bike ride around Richmond County.

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

  • Monday: DOT will be discussing Utica Avenue Select Bus Service with Brooklyn Community Board 3. 6:30 p.m.
  • Also Monday: “MTA bus issues,” Uber surge pricing, and funding for the Second Avenue Subway are on the agenda of the Manhattan Community Board 6 transportation committee this evening. 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Ride the train in Queens? Help the Riders Alliance make the case for Albany to support transit investment by sharing your subway horror story. 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday: It’s Brooklyn transit riders’ turn to pitch in to the Riders Alliance campaign. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: NYC Transit and DOT update Brooklyn Community Board 8 on Utica Avenue SBS. 7 p.m.
  • Also Thursday: The monthly meeting of Transportation Alternatives’ Manhattan activist committee gets started at 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: The fifth annual Tour de Staten Island kicks off at 8 a.m. $35 for Transportation Alternatives members; $45 for non-members.

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: Getting the DOT Data Genie Out of the Bottle

Calling all data nerds! Come out to NYC DOT’s open data forum on Wednesday, where you can ask DOT about the transportation data it makes available online and how the public can better use the information. Plus, a full complement of workshops and community board meetings about street redesigns.

Here are the highlights — many more events are listed on the full Streetsblog calendar:

  • Tuesday: How should Mott Haven be linked to the waterfront and Randall’s Island, where a new greenway connection will open this summer? Share your ideas at a workshop hosted by the New York Restoration Project. 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: NYC DOT hosts its third open data forum, a town hall-style meeting to discuss how to make the agency’s information available to the public. Bring questions about DOT datasets you’d like to see. RSVP required. 5:30 p.m.
  • Also Wednesday: The New Harlem East Merchants Association and DOT host a workshop on the plaza space at Park Avenue and 125th Street, beneath the elevated Metro-North line. 6 p.m.
  • More Wednesday: DOT will present the plan for bike lanes on the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge to the full board of Queens Community Board 2 at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday: DOT will present a plan for a bike lane on Spring Street in SoHo to the Manhattan Community Board 2 transportation committee. 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: Community Board Bonanza on Tuesday

The Streetsblog calendar is bursting at the seams on Tuesday, with community board meetings in three boroughs about plazas, bike lanes, pedestrian safety improvements, and Select Bus Service.

Here are the highlights — many more events are listed on the full Streetsblog calendar:

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: Utica Ave SBS, Jamaica Bay Greenway

Big projects on the calendar this week include Select Bus Service for Utica Avenue in Brooklyn, the Jamaica Bay Greenway, and fixing dangerous intersections on Manhattan’s West Side.

Here are the highlights — many more events are listed on the full Streetsblog calendar:

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 Expansion, Utica Ave SBS, High Bridge

The heart of this week’s calendar includes community board meetings about Citi Bike expansion and plaza construction in North Brooklyn, and Select Bus Service on Utica Avenue.

Here are the highlights — many more events are listed on the full Streetsblog calendar:

  • Monday: The Brooklyn Community Board 10 transportation committee, which covers Bay Ridge, will discuss the Cross Harbor Freight Tunnel Draft Environmental Impact Statement. 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday: The State Senate transportation committee will hold a hearing on bills to strengthen statutes to deter unlicensed driving and hit-and-runs. 10:30 a.m.
  • Also Tuesday: The CB 1 full board will receive an update from DOT on Citi Bike expansion and vote on a capital project for the Broadway/Bedford Plaza. 6:30 p.m.
  • More Tuesday: The CB 3 transportation committee will discuss Select Bus Service on Utica Avenue. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will address the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council annual meeting. 10:15 a.m.
  • Friday: Join Bryan Diffley, project manager for the High Bridge restoration, for a lecture on how the city’s oldest standing bridge is being transformed into a key bicycle and pedestrian connection between Manhattan and the Bronx. 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: Lincoln Square Bow-tie Vote, Vision Zero Budget

There’s a key vote on DOT’s proposed improvements for the Lincoln Square bow-tie, including a stronger southbound bike link between the Upper West Side and Midtown, at Manhattan Community Board 7 on Tuesday. And on Thursday, the City Council has an opportunity to vet the de Blasio administration’s budget for street safety projects at a transportation committee hearing.

Make sure to check the Streetsblog calendar for the full complement of events. Here are the highlights:

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: City Council Hearing on Port Authority Bus Stations

On the calendar this week: City Council members will discuss the state of Port Authority bus stations in NYC, and community board transportation committees will meet in Queens and Brooklyn. Details below. As always, see the calendar for the full slate of livable streets events.

  • Today: New York State Assembly Member Jim Brennan and New Jersey electeds will participate in a panel discussion tonight on Port Authority reform, called “How Should We Fix the Port Authority?” It’s hosted by St. Peter’s University in Jersey City. Full details and registration info here. 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: The Brooklyn CB 8 transportation committee will “discuss transportation and NYC Transit Authority concerns.” 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday: A full agenda for the Queens CB 5 transportation committee, which will take up bus route changes, proposals to reactivate the Montauk Line for passenger rail service, recommendations for the proposed Cross Harbor Rail Tunnel, and street safety issues and requests. 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: The City Council transportation committee convenes for an oversight hearing on the Port Authority’s NYC bus stations. 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday: Transportation Alternatives’ new Upper Manhattan Activist Committee meets in Harlem. 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: A webinar will instruct participants on how to map bike routes by stress level. It’s a free event, but registration is required. 12 to 1 p.m.

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

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This Week: Toll Reform, Better Bushwick Biking, Riverside Drive

It’s showtime for the Move NY plan to reform the region’s dysfunctional toll system while raising needed revenue for the MTA. The plan went public today, and you can find out more about how it would work at a town hall meeting at the Brooklyn YWCA this Thursday.

Here are the highlights — many more events are listed on the full Streetsblog calendar:

  • Tuesday: DUMBO pedestrian upgrades are on the agenda for the Brooklyn Community Board 2 transportation committee at 6 p.m., while the CB 1 transportation committee will take up Citi Bike expansion and upgrades to the plaza at Broadway and Bedford Avenue at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: The Manhattan Community Board 9 transportation committee will consider DOT’s plan for Riverside Drive (without bike lanes) and discuss concerns about traffic safety near Twelfth Avenue and 125th Street. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: As Albany enters the heart of budget season, join a coalition of elected officials, neighborhood groups and community boards for a town hall meeting at the Brooklyn YWCA about the Move NY plan. 6 p.m.
  • Also Thursday: Join DOT, Community Board 4, Council Members Antonio Reynoso and Rafael Espinal, and the Department of City Planning to launch a planning initiative to improve biking in Bushwick. 6 p.m.
  • More Thursday: The Brooklyn Community Board 6 transportation committee meets with representatives of DOT’s Brooklyn borough office and Captain Natalie Maldonado, the new commanding officer of the 76th Precinct. 6:30 p.m.

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