Manhattan CB3 to Discuss Important Street Safety Measures Tonight

Critical street safety measures are on the agenda for a Community Board 3 meeting tonight. Additional sidewalk space, more bike lanes, improved crosswalks and safer signalization are all reported to be on the table. The measures are included in DOT’s Safe Streets for Seniors plan and the reconstruction of East Houston Street, which two CB3 committees will discuss.

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. (apologies for the late notice). It will be held at University Settlement, Speyer Hall — 184 Eldridge Street between Rivington and Delancey. People who live or work in the area of Community District 3 are encouraged to attend.

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