This Week in Livable Streets Events

Lots of action on the calendar this week, starting with this afternoon’s address by Rep. Jerrold Nadler and continuing with primary voting, a "No Impact Man" livable streets event, and Park(ing) Day 2009.

  • Monday: Congressman Jerrold Nadler speaks on what the reauthorization of the federal transportation bill means for New Yorkers. Sponsored by the Women’s City Club of New York. 12:30 – 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday is primary election day. Vote!
  • Wednesday: Screening of "No Impact Man," which premiered in New York last Friday, to be
    followed by a livable streets discussion featuring, among many others,
    Clarence Eckerson and Kim Wiley-Schwartz. 7:20 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Come join the Transportation Alternatives Queens Committee and connect with like-minded neighbors as they tackle advocacy issues and plan fun events in
    Queens. 6:30 – 8 p.m.
  • Thursday: Paul Beyer, New York State Director of Smart Growth, will address the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council at a brown bag lunch. The meeting will be webcast at www.nymtc.org. 1:15 p.m.
  • Friday: Park(ing) Day NYC is a TA/New York City Streets Renaissance
    collaboration which supports the conversion of parking spots throughout the five boroughs into human-friendly places for a single day. This year, the POP.Park Competition
    will transform Park(ing) Day NYC from a once-a-year act of reclamation
    to an every day statement. The winning submission — transportable,
    affordable and easy to use — will add the immediate potential of public
    space to every block, every day of the year.
  • Sunday: The Time’s Up! bike clown brigade liberates Manhattan bike lanes from errant motorists. 2 p.m.

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

  • Glenn

    Call the candidates offices in your district today and ask whoever picks up the phone pointed questions about traffic safety, bike lanes and say that’s what your vote is about this year.

    Many of the issues candidates promote themselves on are issues that they will have little to no control over. Use of street space, improving street safety and funding for mass transit are all in local or state control. If they don’t hear your voices now, then they will listen to the narrow interests of complaining motorists instead.

  • Moser

    Yet more discussion of Kent Ave. at Brooklyn’s CB1 on Weds night at the transportation committee. Supporters should show up.

  • Clown brigade chaps my hide. Always hated clowns.

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