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This Week: Queens Blvd Redesign Up for a Community Board Vote

DOT’s overhaul of Queens Boulevard in Woodside, which includes 1.3 miles of protected bike lanes, is up for a vote at Queens Community Board 2 twice this week. Also: Opponents have gathered petitions agains Upper Manhattan’s first protected bike lane — you can defend it at Community Board 12 tonight.

Here are the highlights. Check the Streetsblog 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: Big Reveal for Flushing-Jamaica Select Bus Service

The big event this week: DOT and the MTA reveal designs for Select Bus Service between Flushing and Jamaica at two open houses.

Here are the highlights. Check the Streetsblog 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: More East New York Bike Lanes

The pre-Memorial Day calendar is front-loaded with events on Monday and Tuesday, with DOT unveiling new bike routes and upgrades to existing ones.

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

  • Monday: DOT will present the next phase of bike network expansion in East New York to Brooklyn Community Board 5. 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: You can come along for a DOT walk-through to consider how to improve street safety on Broadway in Upper Manhattan. 10 a.m.
  • Also Tuesday: At the Brooklyn Community Board 2 transportation committee, DOT will present plans to upgrade the Bond Street bike lane and add safety improvements near the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge. 6 p.m.
  • More Tuesday: The Brooklyn Community Board 1 transportation committee will consider DOT’s plan for a bike lane on Metropolitan Avenue. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: Weigh in on the Jamaica Bay Greenway at a DOT/RPA workshop covering Broad Channel and the Rockaways. 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: Citi Bike on the UWS and a Safer Linden Blvd

The week kicks off with strategy sessions for better buses in Flushing and Jamaica, and keeps rolling with the unveiling of the Citi Bike station map for the Upper West Side and a traffic safety plan for Linden Boulevard in Brooklyn. This being Bike to Work Week, it wouldn’t be complete without free breakfast and coffee from Transportation Alternatives.

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

  • Monday and Tuesday: Bus riders haven’t been heard from much in debates over Select Bus Service between Flushing and Jamaica. Join Join Riders Alliance for strategy sessions about how to improve buses to and from these two major Queens hubs. Monday in Flushing and Tuesday in Jamaica. Both meetings begin at 6:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday: DOT is unveiling locations for Citi Bike stations on the Upper West Side at a meeting of the Manhattan Community Board 7 transportation committee. 7 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: DOT is presenting its traffic safety plan for Linden Boulevard, one of Brooklyn’s deadliest arterial streets, to Community Board 17. 7:30 p.m. Update: DOT says this meeting has been rescheduled to June 9.
  • Wednesday: Join NYC DOT and the Regional Plan Association for the final round of workshops for improvements to the Jamaica Bay Greenway. The workshop this week is for Howard Beach and Ozone Park. 6:30 p.m.
  • Also Wednesday: Transportation Alternatives will be handing out free breakfast and coffee at commuter stations around the city from 7 to 11 a.m.
  • Thursday: Join City Council members for a ride to City Hall, either from Union Square or Brooklyn Borough Hall. 8 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: First Avenue Bikeway and UES Citi Bike Expansion

Tonight, DOT will present plans to complete the First Avenue protected bikeway to the transportation committee of Manhattan Community Board 6. DOT installed sharrows from 49th Street and 59th Street, leaving a gap in the First Avenue protected lane, after CB 6 objected to the safer design four years ago. For this project to come to fruition it’s vital that DOT and the community board hear from people who are concerned with the safety of people who bike and walk on First Avenue.

Also this week, community boards will take up Citi Bike expansion on the Upper East Side, as well as bike lanes in Sunnyside and Long Island City. Details and more calendar 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: Final Two Woodhaven-Cross Bay SBS Workshops

It’s a big week for bus planning, with an update on Utica Avenue Select Bus Service and opportunities to weigh in on SBS plans for Woodhaven and Cross Bay boulevards on tap. Also: check out plans for the Prospect Heights Slow zOne and offer your input on how to improve Mosholu Parkway.

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

  • Tuesday: DOT is presenting its plans to install the Prospect Heights neighborhood Slow Zone at the Brooklyn Community Board 8 transportation committee and its plans for Utica Avenue Select Bus Service at the Brooklyn Community Board 9 general meeting. Both meetings begin at 7 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: The Queens Community Board 5 transportation committee will discuss Woodhaven Boulevard SBS and hear a presentation from DOT on pedestrian and traffic safety improvements at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue, Forest Avenue, and George Street. 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: NYC DOT and the MTA are hosting the third of four workshops on Select Bus Service for Woodhaven and Cross Bay boulevards. This workshop will focus on Cross Bay Boulevard. Open to the public from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Also Wednesday: Council members Andrew Cohen and Ritchie Torres are hosting a town hall with Friends of Mosholu Parkland and the Bedford Mosholu Community Association to discuss ways to improve street safety and park space along Mosholu Parkway. 7 p.m.
  • Thursday: The final of four workshops on Woodhaven/Cross Bay SBS is being hosted in the Rockaways. Come learn how the Q52 and Q53 bus will change and go over block-by-block changes to Woodhaven and Cross Bay boulevards. Open to the public from 6 p.m. to 8 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: 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.