This Week in Livable Streets Events

Chances to have your say on ferry service and the changes on Broadway, and an opportunity to bid farewell to the John Liu era of the City Council Transportation Committee. Also, you can ride around the world without ever leaving Queens.

  • Monday: The City Council is holding a public forum on citywide ferry service. Members of the public are asked to come to speak. 5:30 p.m.
  • Monday: The DOT is holding a public forum on the Broadway changes. Like the car-free spaces of Times Square, Herald Square and Madison Square? Come speak up!  6 p.m.
  • Tuesday: The Walk 21 Conference gets underway at NYU. Events are happening through Friday. See our previous post for more details, and the calendar for each day’s complete agenda.
  • Thursday: The City Council Transportation Committee holds a hearing on seven bills relating to bicycles, idling vehicles, commuter vans, parking meters, and more. Many of these may be of interest to Livable Streets advocates. Also of interest is that this may be the last, or one of the last, Transportation Committee hearings chaired by the presumptive future city comptroller, John Liu. 10 a.m.
  • Friday: Today is the last Free Bike Friday on Governors Island for 2009. If you missed it all summer, today is your last chance to enjoy car-free streets on the island. 10 a.m.
  • Saturday: Staten Island supporters of Transportation Alternatives are getting together for a bike ride that starts at Borough Hall. 10 a.m.
  • Sunday: The T.A. Queens Committee sponsors the 25-mile (or 12 mile) Queens Around the World Ride. 10 a.m.

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

  • We’ve also got the Tour del Taco ride this Sat 10/10! http://brooklynbybike.com/rides

  • And the TA Bk Committee is doing a ride along Brooklyn’s 5th avenue this Sunday too, launching our campaign to extend the bike lane & sharrows all the way to the water!

    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=141807767557

  • Bicyclists interested in seeing protected lanes installed on the Upper West Side should attend this evening’s Community Board 7 meeting, where the Community Board will consider a recent resolution by it’s Transportation Committee approving “in concept” the installation of protected lanes on Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues. Here’s the info for the meeting:

    6:30 p.m.
    Red Oak apartments
    135 West 106th Street (Columbus – Amsterdam Avenues)

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