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This Week: Jane’s Walks, Cyclists’ Rights, Vision Zero Workshops

Vision Zero events will bring the traffic safety conversation to Harlem, Queens, and Brooklyn this week. Then hit the streets this weekend at one of the many Jane’s Walks organized by the Municipal Art Society.

The full complement of events is at the Streetsblog calendar. Here are the highlights:

  • Tuesday: The State Senate and Assembly transportation committees are meeting to consider legislation, including proposals to increase penalties for unlicensed drivers and hit-and-run drivers. (Speed camera bills, which a top Cuomo aide had said would pass this month, are in play in other committees.) The Senate hearing is at 10:30 a.m., followed by the Assembly hearing at 11:30 a.m.
  • Also Tuesday: Manhattan Community Board 10 is hosting the first of two Vision Zero workshops to hear about traffic safety issues of concern to Harlemites. 6 p.m.
  • More Tuesday: The second Vision Zero pedestrian safety workshop led by city agencies will take place at Brooklyn College. The series of public input sessions will then head to other boroughs. 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: The City Council Transportation Committee is holding a hearing on a package of traffic safety bills. 10 a.m.
  • Also Wednesday: Come to a free Five Borough Bicycle Club forum on cyclists’ rights and advocacy opportunities, featuring attorneys Steve Vaccaro and Adam White. 6:15 p.m.
  • Thursday: DOT and Council Member Donovan Richards host a Vision Zero town hall to discuss traffic safety issues in Queens. 6 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: In honor of Jane Jacobs, the Municipal Art Society is putting on a weekend full of Jane’s Walks in neighborhoods across the city, led by local residents and other city lovers.

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 Vision Zero Workshops, Woodhaven SBS

The de Blasio administration’s Vision Zero initiative enters a new phase this week with the first public workshops where New Yorkers can tell agency officials how they want to make their neighborhood streets safer. If you have ideas about which streets need to be improved and how, these workshops are your chance to shape the city’s plans. The first one is Thursday in Brooklyn Heights.

The workshops are not to be confused with the Vision Zero town halls, the info sessions that continue this week with events in Park Slope and Long Island City.

The other big public workshop this week is the initial meeting to help plan for Select Bus Service on Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards. Get all the week’s events at the full Streetsblog calendar. Here are the highlights:

  • Monday: Council Member Brad Lander and the Park Slope Street Safety Partnership host a Vision Zero town hall meeting. Speak with DOT, NYPD, and TLC representatives, including new TLC Chair Meera Joshi. 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: DOT will present safety improvements for Broadway from Northern Boulevard to 65th Street at a meeting of Queens Community Board 2′s transportation committee. 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: The Association for a Better New York is hosting a panel discussion on NYC infrastructure featuring Jonathan Bowles of the Center for an Urban Future, Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, and former Port Authority executive director Chris Ward. 8:00 a.m.
  • Also Wednesday: Join Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and City Council members for a Vision Zero town hall in Long Island City. 6:00 p.m.
  • More Wednesday: NYC DOT and the MTA are planning for Select Bus Service on Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards, and the process gets underway with this public workshop. 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: A series of nine Vision Zero workshops across the city kicks off with the first of two events in Brooklyn, where residents can identify traffic safety hotspots and speak with agency staff about planning for enforcement and design changes. 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: Mayor de Blasio will headline the RPA’s annual Regional Assembly. Registration required. 8:00 a.m.
  • Saturday: Transportation Alternatives will host an “immersive activist training” where New Yorkers can learn how to organize, speak with elected officials, and win street safety improvements in their neighborhoods. 10:00 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: Safer Atlantic Avenue, Vision Zero in Bushwick

On the livable streets calendar this week are opportunities to speak up for a safer Atlantic Avenue, support better bike lanes on Lafayette Street and Fourth Avenue, and raise awareness of street safety issues in Bushwick.

There are more events on the full Streetsblog calendar. Here are some highlights:

  • Tuesday: The Atlantic Avenue BID and Transportation Alternatives volunteers will be speaking with Brooklyn Community Board 2′s transportation committee about bike routes, bus bulbs, and plazas along Atlantic west of Flatbush. 6:00 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: Join Brooklyn Community Board 5′s transportation committee and DOT for a discussion of on-street parking on Pennsylvania Avenue between New Lots and Hegeman Avenues. 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Transportation Alternatives and neighborhood groups are working to get community boards in North Brooklyn to host Vision Zero forums to address local street safety issues. You can join them at Brooklyn Community Board 4 to call for Vision Zero forums in Bushwick. 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: Manhattan Community Board 3′s transportation committee will hear from DOT about upgrades to the bike lane on Lafayette Street and Fourth Avenue, which already have the support of CB 2. 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: Vision Zero in the Bronx, 20′s Plenty for Bed Stuy

A ton of interesting events are all happening on Tuesday this week. Below are the highlights, and there are many more events on the full Streetsblog calendar.

  • Monday: Learn about everything from patterns of Citi Bike use to urban freight movement at “Short Talk, Big Ideas” — an evening of quick presentations followed by discussion and refreshments at NYU’s Rudin Center. RSVP online. 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: City officials will discuss Vision Zero, and you can weigh in with your thoughts about street safety at this town hall in the Bronx sponsored by Council Member Vanessa Gibson. 6:00 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: NYC DOT is hosting a public workshop to help plan the Jamaica Bay Greenway. 6:30 p.m.
  • More Tuesday: Brooklyn Community Board 3 voted against a new 20 mph zone for part of Bed-Stuy and Clinton Hill earlier this year, and at this meeting of the CB 3 transportation committee, DOT will return to present the proposal again. 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Transportation Alternatives volunteers in Queens have been building a campaign to redesign Queens Boulevard as a safe, complete street. You can support the Zero on Queens Boulevard initiative as advocates make their case to Community Board 6. 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: Get the word out about Vision Zero in northern Brooklyn at this TA petition drive in Maria Hernandez Park. 12:00 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: Vision Zero Town Halls, Pulaski Bridge Bike Lane

It’s a busy week on the livable streets calendar. Join Vision Zero town hall meetings in Brooklyn and the Bronx, attend community board meetings considering new bike corrals, offer your input about the Jamaica Bay Greenway or Franklin Avenue, and learn about the new protected bike lane on the Pulaski Bridge.

Check the full calendar a complete list of goings-on. Here are the details:

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: Jamaica Bay Greenway, Vision Zero in Manhattan

This week’s livable streets calendar features workshops on the Jamaica Bay Greenway and talks by experts on transportation politics in San Francisco and future rail investments in the Northeast Corridor.

Check the full calendar a complete list of goings-on. Here are the details:

  • Tuesday: Join NYC DOT and the Regional Plan Association for the second in a series of community workshops asking for public input on the Jamaica Bay Greenway. Tonight’s workshop is in Rockaway Park at 6:30 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: Brooklyn Community Board 8′s transportation committee will discuss a bike corral at 636 Carlton Avenue and parking enforcement around Barclays Center on event nights. 7:00 p.m.
  • More Tuesday: Queens CB 5′s transportation committee will discuss progress on public plazas in the Middle Village area, as well as traffic safety issues and requests. 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Join DOT, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Transportation Committee Chair Ydanis Rodriguez, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and a host of council members for a Manhattan Vision Zero forum. 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: Jason Henderson, author of Street Fight: The Politics of Mobility in San Francisco, discusses his book and research interests at the CUNY Graduate Center. 5:30 p.m.
  • Also Thursday: Council Member Laurie Cumbo hosts a Vision Zero town hall meeting with DOT. 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: Rebecca Reyes-Alicea, Northeast Corridor project manager at the Federal Railroad Administration, speaks at an event hosted by the University Transportation Research Center on future investments planned for the nation’s busiest rail corridor. 2:00 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: MetroCard’s Future, Jamaica Bay Greenway, Move NY

It’s a busy week for livable streets. Tuesday features a bevy of community meetings in Brooklyn, Wednesday continues with discussions of play streets, MTA fare payment technology, and Vision Zero in Astoria. Stand up for better bike and pedestrian routes in Manhattan and Queens on Thursday, and cap off the week with a discussion of the Move NY fair tolling plan on Friday.

Check the full calendar a complete list of goings-on. Here are the details:

  • Tuesday: Bike corrals are on the agenda at the transportation committees of Brooklyn Community Boards 1 and 2, with four corrals proposed in each district. CB 2′s committee meets at 6:00 p.m. and CB 1′s committee begins its meeting at 6:30 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: The meeting of 84th Precinct Community Council, covering Downtown Brooklyn, will include a review of traffic enforcement in the precinct. Advocates also plan to follow up on last week’s Jay Street workshop. 7:00 p.m.
  • More Tuesday: Brooklyn CB 10, covering Bay Ridge, will include an update from DOT on bike lane projects in the area. 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Interested in hosting a play street in your neighborhood? Transportation Alternatives is hosting a meet-up for organizers to share tips and learn how to make the event a success. 6:00 p.m.
  • Also Wednesday: Ben Kabak of Second Avenue Sagas sits down with the MTA’s Michael DeVitto at the New York Transit Museum to talk about the future of the MetroCard and new fare technology. 6:30 p.m.
  • More Wednesday: Elected officials in Astoria are hosting a Vision Zero town hall where residents can talk with city officials about traffic safety in western Queens. 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: Manhattan Community Board 2′s full board will take up the plan to upgrade bike lanes on Lafayette Street and Fourth Avenue. The plan unanimously passed the transportation committee last week but supporters expect last-minute opposition. 6:00 p.m.
  • Also Thursday: The Regional Plan Association and DOT are kicking off the first of four workshops on the Jamaica Bay Greenway to solicit public input on planning the pedestrian and bicycle path. 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: Join Move NY and RPA for a discussion of the regional fair tolling plan. This event, featuring state DOT Commissioner Joan McDonald, AAA’s John Corlett, Carol Kellermann of Citizens Budget Commission, and Gene Russianoff of Straphangers Campaign, is the kick-off for a public listening tour around the region. 8:00 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: Jay Street, Riverside Drive, Morningside Avenue

This week kicks off with an opportunity to improve Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn, and continues with a proposal to enhance pedestrian safety along Riverside Drive, discussion of bus and street safety improvements at Harlem’s CB 10, and a quality-of-like panel in Kips Bay featuring city agencies and elected officials.

Check the full calendar a complete list of goings-on. Here are the details:

  • Monday: Join Transportation Alternatives and local decision makers for a community planning meeting to identify the most dangerous locations along Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn and brainstorm solutions. 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: The State Senate transportation committee is meeting to discuss a bill to require alcohol testing after crashes causing death or serious injury in which the driver is suspected of being drunk, and another to make leaving the scene of a crash a class A misdemeanor. 10:30 a.m.
  • Also Tuesday: DOT will present proposed pedestrian safety improvements on Riverside Drive at 72nd and 79th Streets to the Manhattan Community Board 7 transportation committee. 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: The Manhattan Community Board 10 transportation committee will continue discussion of traffic calming on Morningside Avenue and Mount Morris Park West, as well as the impact of M60 Select Bus Service on the elderly and disabled. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: Manhattan Community Board 6 and the Kips Bay Neighborhood Alliance are co-hosting a quality-of-life panel with representatives from city agencies, moderated by City Council members Dan Garodnick and Rosie Mendez. Issues will include public safety and transportation. 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: Safer Park Ave Uptown, Council Looks at Transpo $

This week, a slate of walking and biking improvements are on tap for East Harlem, Staten Island Community Board 3 will host a public discussion with DOT, and the City Council transportation committee will hold an oversight hearing on transportation spending.

Check the full calendar a complete list of goings-on. Here are the details:

  • Tuesday: DOT will present pedestrian safety improvements for Park Avenue between 96th and 111th Streets and at 125th Street, as well as new bicycle connections to the Willis Avenue Bridge, to Manhattan Community Board 11. 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Staten Island Community Board 3′s transportation committee invites the public to meet with DOT and discuss transportation issues in the area. 7:00 p.m.

  • Thursday: The City Council transportation committee will hold an oversight hearing on the city’s Fiscal Year 2015 Preliminary Budget, examining funding for the MTA, TLC, and DOT. 10:00 a.m.
  • Also Thursday: Join the Transportation Alternatives Manhattan activist committee for its monthly meeting to discuss initiatives to improve bicycling, walking, and transit in Manhattan. 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: Vision Zero in Manhattan, Streetsblog Winter Warmer

The Streetsblog calendar is totally crammed with events today and tomorrow. Choose wisely.

We especially hope you can make it to our winter warmer at Building on Bond after work tomorrow. RSVP here.

Check the full calendar for more goings-on. Here are the highlights:

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