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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.

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This Week: Upgrading the Chrystie Street Bike Lane

There’s no shortage of livable streets events this week. Preparations for Citi Bike expansion continue with presentations and planning workshops in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and street revamps are on the agenda for the Upper West Side, DUMBO, and Brownsville.

In one intriguing development, the Manhattan Community Board 3 transportation committee is expected to take up the idea of improving a key link in the city’s bicycle network — the Chrystie Street bike lane. Chrystie Street currently provides access to the Manhattan Bridge with a worn-down painted lane that’s frequently blocked by double-parked vans, trucks, and buses. Turning it into a two-way protected bike lane running alongside Sara Delano Roosevelt Park would be a huge upgrade.

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

  • Today: The Manhattan CB 6 transportation committee will discuss and possibly vote on a resolution pertaining to Citi Bike expansion in the district, which covers several East Side neighborhoods, and the committee will hear from the 13th Precinct on transportation issues. 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday: At Brooklyn CB 1 (Greenpoint and Williamsburg), DOT and NYC Bike Share staff will discuss Citi Bike expansion. Also, DOT will present the proposal for improvements on Maspeth and Kingsland avenues. 6:30 p.m.
  • More Tuesday: For the second time, DOT will present plans for changes to the Lincoln Square bowtie to the Manhattan CB 7 transportation committee. The committee will also discuss 20th Precinct crash data, and NYC Transit will make a presentation on the M60 and M86 routes. 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday: The Manhattan CB 3 transportation committee is expected to take up a resolution urging the city to upgrade the Chrystie Street bike lane to a two-way protected lane alongside Sara Delano Roosevelt Park. The committee will also debate the location of a Citi Bike station in Confucius Plaza and hear from DDC concerning Safe Routes to Schools. 6:30 p.m.
  • Also Wednesday: Kidical Mass NYC will hold a strategy session for its first ride in Upper Manhattan. 6:30 p.m. RSVP requested.
  • Thursday: DOT and bike-share personnel will be on hand when Manhattan CB 8 (Upper East Side, Roosevelt Island) holds a Citi Bike community planning workshop. 6 p.m.
  • Also Thursday: DOT will hold a second public workshop to gather feedback on safety issues along Linden Boulevard between Kings Highway and South Conduit Avenue at Brooklyn CB 16. 6:30 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: DOT Workshop for Linden Boulevard Safety Plans

This week in livable streets events, community boards will critique proposed DOT street safety measures in Manhattan and Brooklyn, including the agency’s plans for deadly Linden Boulevard. Details below, and as always, check the calendar for complete listings.

  • Today: DOT bike director Hayes Lord will brief the Brooklyn CB 14 transportation committee on bike lane proposals for the district, which encompasses parts of Flatbush, Midwood, and Kensington. 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday: The FHWA and Port Authority hold a public hearing at Brooklyn Borough Hall on the draft environmental impact statement for the Cross Harbor Freight Program. 4 to 8 p.m. The DEIS is available for download and comments may also be submitted via post or email. Details here.
  • Thursday: DOT will hold a workshop to collect community input regarding safety issues on Linden Boulevard between Kings Highway and South Conduit Avenue. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: DOT meets with the Manhattan CB 2 transportation committee to present proposed pedestrian safety measures for West 4th Street, as well as the results of a speed hump study for the West Village Slow Zone. 6:30 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: Things to Do After You Play In the Snow

The snow has trimmed this week’s calendar and forced a few cancellations. Note that the DMV safety hearing to review the license of the truck driver who killed Mathieu Lefevre in 2011 has been postponed to a later date.

Things pick up again on Wednesday and Thursday, and the action continues over the weekend with Kidical Mass forums in three boroughs.

Check the calendar for the full slate of events. Here are the highlights. Be sure to call ahead to confirm that an event has not been delayed or rescheduled due to weather:

  • Wednesday: The Riders Alliance is hosting a citywide membership meeting to strategize about to make 2015 a year of progress toward better transit for all New Yorkers. 6:30 p.m.
  • Also Wednesday: Join Transportation Alternatives as it launches its Upper Manhattan Activist Committee to fight for better walking, biking, and transit. The agenda includes discussion of improving access to the Harlem River Bridges and more family-friendly bike rides. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: DOT, Council Member Helen Rosenthal, and Manhattan Community Board 7 are hosting a public workshop as Citi Bike plans locations for stations on the Upper West Side. 6 p.m.
  • Also Thursday: Join Transportation Alternatives’ Brooklyn Activist Committee to get the low-down on how to join your local community board. 7 p.m.
  • Saturday: Kidical Mass will be hosting forums in Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan for parents who want to learn more about bicycling in the city with children. Learn about Kidical Mass events and meet other parents who bike with their kids. 10 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: Help Tame the Boulevard of Death

The long-anticipated redesign of Queens Boulevard kicks off on Wednesday with a public forum about how to tame the section that runs through Woodside. This is your chance to tell DOT how you want to change the “Boulevard of Death.”

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

  • Tuesday: DOT tis asking people to weigh in on the South Williamsburg transportation study, covering pedestrian safety, congestion management, parking management, and other topics. 6 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: DOT will present pedestrian safety improvements for several locations in DUMBO to the Brooklyn Community Board 2 transportation committee. 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Straus Media and the New York Society for Ethical Culture host a panel discussion on Manhattan traffic safety featuring Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, Council Member Helen Rosenthal, and Dana Lerner of Families For Safe Streets. 6 p.m.
  • Also Wednesday: The Brooklyn Community Board 7 Vision Zero task force, covering Sunset Park and Windsor Terrace, will be hosting a meeting. 6:30 p.m.
  • More Wednesday: A series of DOT workshops to envision the future of Queens Boulevard gets underway with a look at the area between Roosevelt Avenue and 73rd Street. 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: Bus Lanes in West Harlem, Citi Bike in North Brooklyn

This is the week that Citi Bike expansion starts to ramp up in earnest, with a meeting at Brooklyn Community Board 1 tomorrow about station siting in North Brooklyn. There’s also a key meeting about 125th Street Select Bus Service tomorrow at Manhattan Community Board 10, which has stood in the way of bus lanes west of Lenox Avenue.

Interested in joining your community board? Transportation Alternatives is hosting meetings in the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island to help you get started.

As always, check the calendar for the full slate of events. Here are the highlights:

  • Tuesday: Bus lanes have worked wonders on the eastern half of 125th Street, but there are no bus lanes on the western half (yet) because of opposition from Manhattan Community Board 10 and local elected officials. At this meeting, DOT and the MTA will present data on 125th Street Select Bus Service to the CB 10 transportation committee at 6:30 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: DOT will update the Brooklyn Community Board 1 transportation committee on the expansion of Citi Bike in Williamsburg and Greenpoint. 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: Transportation Alternatives activist committees in three boroughs are hosting meetings to encourage New Yorkers who support better walking, bicycling, and transit to join their local community boards. Meetings are in Queens on Tuesday, the Bronx on Wednesday, and Staten Island on Thursday. All meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Two Brooklyn community boards are scheduled to vote on street safety upgrades that have cleared their respective transportation committees. At 6 p.m., CB 2 is scheduled to vote on a DOT pedestrian safety plan for Atlantic, Washington, and Underhill Avenues. At 6:30 p.m., CB 6 is scheduled to vote on the proposed Gowanus Greenway connector — a segment of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway that will link Red Hook to Sunset Park via Hamilton Avenue.
  • Also Wednesday: The Bronx Community Board 8 special greenway committee is meeting to discuss ways to build a continuous greenway along the Hudson River waterfront. 7:30 p.m.

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