This Week in Livable Streets Events

The biggest event on the Streetsblog Calendar this week looks to be the Sierra Club’s weekend "Green Transportation" conference. It’s great to see the Sierra Club focusing on transportation, and
hopefully livable streets advocates will not be daunted by the $50
food fee. Otherwise, this week is all about Brooklyn.

  • Tuesday: The Future of Tillary Street — NYCDOT Public Meeting #2. Tillary Street plays a key role in the transportation network of downtown Brooklyn, providing linkages for pedestrians, motorists, and
    cyclists alike, and its intersection with Adams Street is the gateway
    to the Brooklyn Bridge. Tillary and portions of Adams are
    scheduled for reconstruction in 2012. Following up on a successful public
    workshop held in January, DOT will present conceptual
    corridor designs. 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Transportation Alternatives Brooklyn Membership Party. Join TA for drink specials, tasty snacks, raffles with awesome
    giveaways, and livable streets camaraderie. Membership discounts will be offered, so if you haven’t yet joined TA this will be a great
    chance to do so. 6:30 – 11 p.m. Related: The TA Brooklyn Committee holds its regular monthly meeting on Thursday.
  • Thursday: Open House: Downtown Brooklyn Surface Transit Circulation Study. DOT is working with New
    York City Transit and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership to improve surface
    transit within downtown Brooklyn. This study will focus on making bus
    routes more effective and on improving local transportation for downtown residents, employees and visitors. The first "open house" will feature the initial results of the investigation into
    existing conditions will offer attendees a chance to provide input about
    travel patterns, needs, and issues. 5:30 – 8 p.m.
  • Friday: Sierra Club Northeast Green Transportation Workshop. The Sierra Club Northeast Regional Activist
    Network is hosting a special workshop for new and experienced Sierra
    Club activists to map out the Club’s vision for green transportation in
    the Northeastern United States. Check here for the full agenda of this three-day event.
  • Sunday: There are three fun events today — Summer Streets on Vanderbilt Ave, starting at noon; Recycle-a-Bicycle’s Bike Maintenance 101 at 1 p.m.; and a TA Brooklyn ride to Coney Island in time to see the Brooklyn Cyclones take on the Hudson Valley Renegades. The ride begins at 3 p.m.

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

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

This Week in Livable Streets Events

|
It may be a short week, but there’s no shortage of activity on the Streetsblog Calendar. Here are the highlights.  Tuesday: Auto-Free New York: Tony Avella / Sustainable Transportation for NY in the Race for Mayor. Council Member Tony Avella is best known for leading the fight against congestion pricing and working hard to preserve […]

This Week: 125th St. SBS, Brooklyn Bikeways and Traffic Calming

|
This week’s calendar leads off with 125th Street Select Bus Service and rolls on with a series of hearings and events in Brooklyn and the Bronx. Here are the details: Monday: DOT and the MTA will discuss how plans for Select Bus Service on 125th Street are progressing at the third meeting of the Community Advisory Committee […]

First Look: A Walkable, Bikeable Gateway to the Brooklyn Bridge

|
The proposed boulevard-style entryway to the Brooklyn Bridge. Image: NYCDOT. Last week DOT unveiled this conceptual plan for a better gateway to the Brooklyn Bridge [PDF]. For the thousands of pedestrians and cyclists who access the bridge on the Brooklyn side every day, it’s a winner. Presented at a public meeting in downtown Brooklyn, the […]

Speak Up for a Safer, More Accessible East Side Tonight

|
Tonight’s CB 6 transportation committee meeting is an especially important one, with East Side bike-share, cross-town bike lanes and 34th Street Select Bus Service all on the agenda. It’s an opportunity to show support for a variety of livable streets initiatives at once. As always, the more voices supporting safer streets and effective transit, the […]

The New Plan to Connect Downtown Brooklyn to Its Waterfront

|
Starting in the 1930s, entire city blocks in Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, and DUMBO were razed for expressways and parks. Today, this jumble of on-ramps and disconnected green space separates Brooklyn’s waterfront from its downtown core. A new public-private initiative, called “The Brooklyn Strand,” seeks to knit these disjointed areas back together. On Monday evening, Claire Weisz […]