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This Week: Street Safety, Transit Experts, and a Trip to Albany

It’s a big week to get involved with neighborhood efforts to improve street safety: A community board in Bedford Stuyvesant will mull a 20 mph neighborhood speed zone, Brownsville residents will figure out where they want better walking and biking, and the Boerum Hill Association will host a traffic safety forum, followed by a Park Slope Street Safety Partnership meeting.

Plus, a heads up about an important chance next week to ask your legislators in Albany for safer walking and biking. Here are the details:

  • Monday: Brooklyn Community Board 3 will discuss plans for a neighborhood 20 mph zone in parts of Clinton Hill and Bedford Stuyvesant. 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Saturday: DOT, the Department of Health, and community groups are hosting a further round of planning workshops for Brownsville residents to weigh in on where they’d like to see new bike lanes and pedestrian safety upgrades. 6:00 p.m. Tuesday and 11:00 a.m. Saturday.
  • Tuesday: Join the Boerum Hill Association for a traffic safety forum, covering everything from crossing guards to slow zones. 7:00 p.m.
  • More Tuesday: The Department of City Planning is hosting a meeting for the public to provide feedback on DCP’s recommendations to improve transportation in Red Hook. 6:00 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: Join Paul Steely White of Transportation Alternatives, Nicole Gelinas of the Manhattan Institute, Jim O’Grady of WNYC, Owen Gutfreund of Hunter College and Jeff Zupan of the Regional Plan Association for a discussion of the future of transportation in New York City. 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Transit blogger Ben Kabak of Second Avenue Sagas will lead a conversation with Bill Amarosa, New York City Transit’s Manager of Ridership & Revenue Analysis, on subway ridership and station usage. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: Manhattan Community Board 2′s transportation committee will discuss recommendations from DOT’s Bowery-Houston-Bleecker Transportation Study and request pedestrian-friendly signal changes at Lafayette and Kenmare Streets and 8th Street at Fifth Avenue. 6:30 p.m.
  • More Thursday: Transit consultant Jarrett Walker will be speaking at the New School on how plentiful, reliable public transit can give people freedom. 6:30 p.m.

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This Week: Morningside Ave, Pulaski Bridge, Bed Stuy Slow Zone

Three community board meetings about street safety projects fill out the Streetsblog calendar this week. 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: Lincoln Square, UES Intersection, Park Slope Safety

The first full week of 2014 is full of public meetings about Select Bus Service, traffic enforcement, street safety and more. Be sure to check the full calendar for a complete listing of events. Here are the highlights:

  • Monday: Community board transportation committees take on street design near a busy uptown hospital (Manhattan CB 12), signage on Flatbush Avenue (Brooklyn CB 9), and East Side Select Bus Service and speed limits (Manhattan CB 6). All three meetings begin at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Manhattan CB 7′s full board will take up NYC DOT’s recommendations from the West Side Transportation Study for improvements to 66th Street at Columbus Avenue and Broadway in the Lincoln Square area. 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: The transportation committee of Brooklyn CB 10, which covers Bay Ridge, will hear from NYPD about the board’s request for traffic enforcement agents at intersections, including at 86th Street and Fourth Avenue. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: Manhattan CB 8′s transportation committee will continue discussion about design and safety improvements at 60th Street and Third Avenue, where a truck driver struck and killed 16-year-old Renee Thompson. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: The Park Slope Street Safety Partnership, launched last month, will host a meeting at Congregation Beth Elohim for residents interested in joining the effort to make the neighborhood’s streets safer. 7:30 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 Action in Brooklyn and Queens

DOT will make presentations for street improvements in Brooklyn and Queens this week, and Transportation Alternatives will hold a community board sign-up in Staten Island. Here are the calendar highlights — a lot the action is packed into Tuesday:

  • Tuesday: City & State and the Rockefeller Foundation will host the “NYC Transportation of Tomorrow” forum, where policy leaders will examine how to achieve greater transportation equity in New York City. With a keynote address from Pratt Center Policy Director Joan Byron. Free registration required. 8 a.m.
  • Tuesday: DOT will present the final design for the Brooklyn Bridge Gateway Reconstruction Project, which promises to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists accessing the Brooklyn Bridge, to the Brooklyn CB 2 transportation committee. 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday: DOT will present a proposal to improve safety at the intersection of 48th and Greenpoint Avenues to Queens CB 2. 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: At a meeting of the Brooklyn CB 1 transportation committee, DOT will present plans for a road diet to reduce speeding on Kent Avenue between Williamsburg Street West and Clymer Street. DOT will also provide an update on the Pulaski Bridge bike lane. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: At Transportation Alternatives’ Staten Island Community Board Join-Up, current community board members will share their stories about joining their board and changing New York City’s streets. Representatives from the City Council and the borough president’s office will attend to help with the application process, and a notary public will be on hand to certify applications on the spot. 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: How to Join Your Community Board

In the heart of Midtown Manhattan and on Staten Island’s North Shore, community boards may ask DOT to move ahead with critical street safety improvements. Plus: If you’re interested in joining your local community board, head over to the join-up events in Queens and the Bronx this week.

Be sure to check the full calendar for a complete listing 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: Park Slope Safety Forum, Amsterdam Avenue Vote

There are some major items on the Streeetsblog calendar this week: an important street safety forum in Park Slope, a crucial vote for the effort to bring a complete street redesign to Amsterdam Avenue on the Upper West Side, and a City Council transportation committee hearing on NYPD’s hit-and-run investigations.

Be sure to check the full calendar for a complete listing 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: Complete Fifth and Sixth Aves, Riders Alliance Gala

It’s a holiday week, but there are two quality events on the calendar, both tonight. Join supporters of complete streets in Midtown or party for better transit service with Riders Alliance. Either way, you win.

  • Today: In Midtown, the transportation committee of Manhattan Community Board 5 will consider a resolution to ask DOT for a feasibility study on new pedestrian and cyclist infrastructure for Fifth and Sixth Avenues. The committee responded favorably after Transportation Alternatives organized support for “complete street” improvements, gathering thousands of signatures and hand-written letters. A strong turnout at tonight’s meeting will help build momentum. 6 p.m.
  • Today: Tonight is the Riders Alliance 2013 Gala, a party and fundraiser to help win better transit in NYC. On tap: transit-themed cocktails, subway musicians, food platters, and hundreds of members and special guests. Admission is free for members. Ticket info here. 6:30 to 8:30 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: NYPD Traffic Safety and De Blasio, Astoria Bike-Share

It’s a busy week on the Streetsblog calendar, including a panel discussion on NYPD’s traffic safety agenda and events to demand action after two young lives were lost to traffic violence.

Be sure to check the full calendar for a complete listing of events. Here are some 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: March Against Traffic Violence in Jackson Heights

In response to vehicular violence that killed three children in the neighborhood, Jackson Heights residents will demonstrate today for better enforcement and safer streets. At the end of the week, the Pratt Center is hosting a panel discussion about what an equitable agenda for transportation and planning could look like under the de Blasio administration.

Here are the highlights from this week’s livable streets calendar:

  • Tuesday: Join neighbors in Jackson Heights for a march to protest traffic violence that has claimed the lives of three children in the area and caused even more injuries. Victims’ families and friends will be leading the march to demand better enforcement, education, and traffic calming. 5:00 p.m.
  • More Tuesday: Staten Island Community Board 1 will hear a presentation from “Gridlock” Sam Schwartz about his Move NY “fair tolling” plan. 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Women in Housing and Finance is hosting a talk on the planning, implementation, and financing of Citi Bike, featuring representatives from NYC Bike Share, NYC DOT, Transportation Alternatives, and Goldman Sachs. 6:30 p.m.
  • More Wednesday: The QueensWay’s first public workshop will gather input and ideas for the design and programming of the proposed rail-trail. 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: The Tri-State Transportation Campaign is hosting a forum on Bus Rapid Transit in the Tappan Zee/I-287 Corridor. Presenters will discuss successful American BRT projects and transit-oriented development initiatives. 9:00 a.m.
  • Also Friday: Join a panel at Pratt Institute’s Manhattan building for a discussion about pursuing an equitable agenda for transportation, public space, and coastal protection in the next administration. 6:00 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: Election Day, TSTC Benefit, Amsterdam Avenue

It’s a busy week on the Streetsblog calendar, but here’s the most important thing: Don’t forget to vote tomorrow!

Here are the highlights from this week’s livable streets calendar:

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