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This Week: B46 SBS, Reclaiming Livonia Ave., #SlowDownPLG

This week’s calendar is all about Brooklyn, with community board action in districts 9, 13, and 16. Also, Transportation Alternatives volunteers will meet to talk street safety in Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

Highlights below. Check the calendar for more listings.

  • Monday: The Brooklyn CB 9 transportation committee will hear from DOT concerning B46 Select Bus Service and the PS 221 school safety project. The committee will also discuss the Clove Road and Empire Boulevard redesign projects. 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday: DOT will present the Livonia Avenue El-Space Project — a joint effort by DOT and ioby to reclaim space under elevated infrastructure — to Brooklyn CB 16. 7 p.m.
  • Thursday: DOT and Brooklyn CB 13 will host a community workshop on WalkNYC pedestrian wayfinding signs. 6 p.m.
  • Also Thursday: Join the TA Brooklyn Activist Committee and the Prospect Lefferts Gardens Neighborhood Association for a #SlowDownPLG forum and workshop on street safety in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Participants will discuss current street safety campaigns, a community survey of street improvement ideas, and the results of a neighborhood speeding study. 7 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updates. Drop us a line if you have an event we should know about.

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This Week: Jay Street Improvements, Vision Zero Funding

After years of advocacy by Transportation Alternatives and others, this week DOT will unveil plans to improve safety for people who walk and bike on Jay Street between Fulton and Sands. The proposal goes to the Brooklyn Community Board 2 transportation committee on Tuesday.

Also this week, TA staff and volunteers will lobby City Council members to fully fund redesign projects for NYC’s most dangerous streets.

Check the full calendar for a complete list of events.

  • Tuesday: DOT will present proposed Jay Street improvements to the Brooklyn CB 2 transportation committee. The plan includes parking-protected bike lanes between Fulton and Sands streets, new crosswalks and pedestrian islands, and a new signalized crossing for the public plaza at the Manhattan Bridge. 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: DOT meets with the Manhattan CB 4 transportation committee to talk leading pedestrian intervals and safety improvements for 11th Avenue. 6:30 p.m.
  • Also Wednesday: Brooklyn CB 18 will hear from DOT on a proposal for bike lanes on Avenue V in Sheepshead Bay. 7 p.m.
  • Thursday: New Yorkers who want safer streets will join Transportation Alternatives in lobbying City Council members to fully fund Vision Zero street redesigns. Participants will meet at City Hall at 9:30 a.m. for a day of meetings with city lawmakers.

Keep your eyes on the calendar for updates. Let us know if you have an event we should know about.

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This Week: Vision Zero, JSK Book Launch, Fixing Chrystie Street

Registration has closed for Transportation Alternatives’ 2016 Vision Zero Conference, coming up at the end of this week, but if you couldn’t snag a ticket there’s still plenty to do in the world of safe streets advocacy.

Former Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan is out with a new book, Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution, about how to make change happen on city streets. You can catch her at events on Wednesday or Thursday.

The highlight of the community board calendar is Tuesday, when DOT will present a plan for a protected bike lane on Chrystie Street to Manhattan CB 3.

Check the Streetsblog calendar for the full list of events.

Keep your eyes on the calendar for updates. Let us know if you have an event we should know about.

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This Week: Redesigning Queens Boulevard, Phase Two

The first phase of DOT’s Queens Boulevard redesign added a bike lane and safer pedestrian infrastructure along 1.3 miles in Woodside. The changes have made a big difference for walking and biking, and there’s more on the way. This week DOT will talk about what’s next for Queens Boulevard as the second phase of the redesign process addresses the area east of Roosevelt Avenue.

Check out the full calendar for a complete list of events. Here are the highlights:

Keep your eyes on the calendar for updates. Let us know if you have an event we should know about.

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This Week: The Revised Plan for a Safer Meeker Avenue

After DOT presented a safety proposal for Meeker Avenue last month that did not include bike infrastructure, locals called for a more thorough plan. DOT is set to bring the updated proposal back to the CB 1 transportation committee on Tuesday.

This week’s action kicks off tonight, when Vornado looks to get support from Manhattan CB 5 to bring back last year’s public spaces experiments around Penn Station and make them permanent.

Here are the highlights — you’ll find more events on the Streetsblog calendar.

  • Monday: Vornado, the 34th Street Partnership, and DOT will seek a resolution from Manhattan CB 5 committee members in support of permanent public space improvements near Penn Station. 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Riders Alliance is bringing together Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, State Senator Dan Squadron, Assembly Member Walter T. Mosley, and MTA reps for a “C Train Full Line Review Q&A.” Sign up here to submit questions. 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: DOT comes back to the Brooklyn CB 1 transportation committee with its proposal for changes along Meeker Avenue. DOT’s original proposal included no bike infrastructure. 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: DOT comes back to the Brooklyn CB 8 transportation committee with a plan for east-west bike lanes and sharrows on St. Johns Place and Sterling Place in Prospect Heights and Crown Heights. 7 p.m.
  • Friday: Get your wonk on at a book talk about “Road Traffic Congestion: A Concise Guide.” 10 a.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Contact us if you have an event we should know about.

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This Week: Atlantic Avenue Safety, Staten Island Bus Service

This week on the calendar: community board meetings on street safety in Manhattan and Brooklyn, the MTA talks bus service with Staten Islanders, and advocates press DOT to prioritize people on Atlantic Avenue.

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

  • Tuesday: Want safer streets in Harlem? Share your ideas with the Manhattan Community Board 10 Vision Zero task force at this transportation committee meeting. 6:30 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: The Manhattan CB 3 transportation committee will discuss reforms to commuter van regulations, as well as parking rules on Broome Street. 6:30 p.m.
  • More Tuesday: The MTA is hosting a public workshop about how bus service can be improved on Staten Island. RSVP requested. Comments also accepted via email. 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: The People First on Atlantic Avenue campaign will hold a rally to prod DOT to prioritize safety with the redesign of Times Plaza — the triangle at the confluence of Atlantic, Flatbush and Fourth avenues. 11 a.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Drop us a line if you have an event we should know about.

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This Week: Speak Up for Safer Walking and Biking on Amsterdam

Tomorrow, Manhattan Community Board 7 will vote on DOT’s plan for a protected bike lanes and pedestrian islands on Amsterdam Avenue from 72nd Street to 110th Street.

Calming traffic on wide, one-way Amsterdam while providing a sorely needed northbound pair to the southbound Columbus Avenue bike lane has been a long time coming. Neighborhood residents have been calling for the city to fix Amsterdam for years, and Citi Bike’s northward expansion makes the project all the more important.

Despite prior support from CB 7 for a protected bike lane on Amsterdam, nothing is assured tomorrow. The CB 7 transportation committee, chaired by safe streets opponents Dan Zweig and Andrew Albert, failed to endorse it, and Zweig and Albert will figure prominently at tomorrow’s meeting. DOT rarely implements life-saving street improvements without the blessing of the local community board, so a strong showing from supporters at Tuesday’s meeting is critical.

Here are this week’s calendar highlights. Complete listings are here.

  • Monday: At a meeting of the Community Board 5 transportation committee, Vornado and the 34th Street Partnership will seek a resolution in support of permanent, people-friendly improvements around Penn Station. 6 p.m.
  • Also Monday: The Manhattan CB 6 transportation committee will discuss bike safety initiatives, traffic on E. 23rd Street, and upcoming DOT projects, including a review of First Avenue and Koch Bridge access.
  • Tuesday: The Manhattan CB 7 full board will decide whether to endorse the Amsterdam Avenue redesign. Arrive by 6:15 p.m. if you want to speak. The meeting starts at 6:30.
  • Wednesday: The Manhattan CB 8 transportation committee will take up the proposal to add painted crosstown bike lanes on the Upper East Side. 6:30 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Drop us a line if you have an event we should know about.

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This Week: Speak Up for Safe Streets in Fort Greene

The sun is out and the snow is melting (or accumulating in large piles where it will remain until April). The Streetsblog calendar is here to help you get over any lingering cabin fever.

The headline event is tomorrow’s street safety town hall in Fort Greene. Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo is holding the forum in response to the death of Victoria Nicodemus, who was killed by a driver who swerved onto the sidewalk last month. Residents will be able to address Cumbo, DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, NYPD officials, and other local electeds about street safety in the neighborhood.

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

  • Tuesday: Council Member Laurie Cumbo, DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, and representatives from NYPD are holding a town hall on street safety in and around Fort Greene. 6:30 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: DOT will show plans for safety improvements, including bicycle connections, on St. John’s Place and Sterling Place in Prospect Heights and Crown Heights to the Brooklyn Community Board 8 transportation committee. 7 p.m.
  • More Tuesday: Also in Crown Heights, the full board of Brooklyn CB 9 is expected to vote on the Empire Boulevard pedestrian safety improvements. 7 p.m. This meeting has been postponed.
  • Wednesday: DOT wants to turn Times Plaza — at the intersection of Flatbush Avenue, Atlantic Avenue, and Fourth Avenue by the Barclays Center — into a safer, more enjoyable public space. You can weigh in on how you’d like to see it change at a public workshop at the Brooklyn YWCA. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: The Brooklyn CB 1 transportation committee will consider DOT’s proposed safety improvements for the intersection of Meeker Avenue and Skillman Avenue. 6:30 p.m.

Keep your eyes on our calendar for updates. As always, if you have an event we should know about, give us a holler.

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This Week: Big Votes on Bike Lanes for Amsterdam and Sixth Ave

Community boards are expected to vote on two major Manhattan street safety projects this week: protected bike lanes for Sixth Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue.

There’s a lot more community board action in Brooklyn — so much that we couldn’t cram it all into this post. See the complete Streetsblog calendar for more events.

  • Tuesday: DOT will present a plan for Bushwick bike lanes to the Brooklyn CB 4 transportation committee. Space is expected to be limited and the board is asking people to call in to reserve a spot. 6 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: The Manhattan CB 7 transportation committee will vote on the proposal for an Amsterdam Avenue protected bike lane. 6 p.m.
  • More Tuesday: With support from Assembly Member Joe Lentol, Meeker Avenue in Williamsburg could be made safer for people walking and biking near the BQE. See and comment on the DOT plan when it comes before Brooklyn CB 1. 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: Manhattan CB 5 will vote on safety improvements to Sixth Avenue, including a protected bike lane and more pedestrian space from 14th Street to 33rd Street. 6 p.m.
  • Also Thursday: It’s a safe streets fundraiser! It’s a fancy dance party! It’s the Transportation Alternatives Bicyclist Ball and Pedestrian Prom! Tickets available in advance only. Get yours today. 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Friday: The City Council transportation committee will hold an oversight hearing on parking. On the agenda are bills that would require city-issued placards to have barcodes for confirming validity and require DOT to create an app to allow drivers to pay for parking and trade unused Muni Meter time. 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: Second Ave Bikeway, Queens Blvd Redesign

The new Streetsblog Calendar year kicks off with a couple of big community board meetings.

Last summer DOT said it intended to make good on plans to build a protected bikeway on Second Avenue between 60th Street and 100th Street after construction wraps on the Second Avenue subway. On Wednesday the agency will unveil its proposal at a meeting of the Manhattan Community Board 8 transportation committee.

Also this week, Queens CB 2 will entertain complainers who aren’t happy that Queens Boulevard finally has a bike lane. CB 2 endorsed long-awaited improvements for the “Boulevard of Death,” but it’s important that board members hear from as many rational people as possible. Transportation Alternatives has posted an RSVP form for the Thursday night meeting.

Calendar highlights below. Check complete listings for more events.

  • Today: The transportation committee of Manhattan CB 6, a district that includes Stuyvesant Town, Murray Hill, and Turtle Bay, will discuss the Move NY toll reform plan, Midtown tunnel congestion, and traffic enforcement issues. 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday: DOT will present plans for a Second Avenue protected bike lane, and other traffic calming measures, to the Manhattan CB 8 transportation committee. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: Queens CB 2 will listen to complaints concerning safety measures on Queens Boulevard. RSVP here to speak up for a safer street. 7 p.m.

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