This Week: BQE, Obesity, Columbus Circle Subway Station

The calendar has an interesting week in store. Unfortunately most of the good stuff is clustered on the same day.

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

  • Jeffrey Hymen

    Isn’t the BQE stakeholders meeting by invitation? That is, don’t the stakeholders represent specific, pre-determined organizations and institutions?

  • its an ongoing open invitation, and if you’ve got an interest in the BQE mega project… then this is your place to discuss it.

  • And not everything is Wednesday… the TA Bk committee invites everyone to their meeting on Thrusday, 7pm at LICH.

  • Obesity isn’t just a question of how streets are laid out. There isn’t any obvious difference between the street layout of Harlem and that of the Upper East Side, and yet the two neighborhoods have dramatically different obesity rates. Fighting obesity is about not just being able to walk, but also having full-service supermarkets selling fresh fruit and vegetables to walk to. It’s about making sure that there’s affordable food in low-income neighborhoods that isn’t McDonald’s.

    By the way, Wednesday the 27th is also when the Regional Rail Working Group is going to meet and discuss why ARC sucks and other good-transit issues.


This Week: Party With TA, Tour Transit’s Past

There are several chances to get dressed up this week, beginning with Tuesday’s mega-project discussion at City College (business attire only, please) and continuing with an MAS awards ceremony on Thursday. Loosen up afterward at TA’s holiday shindig before capping off the week with a City Hall subway station tour. No jacket required for that […]

This Week: Rally For Better Bus Service

As subway ridership reaches historic highs in NYC, bus ridership has gone down — which DOT’s recent “Mobility Report” attributes to slow speeds exacerbated by traffic congestion. The good news is that we know how to fix the problem: Off-board fare collection, signal priority for buses at intersections, dedicated bus lanes, and buses that carry more passengers can all get […]

This Week: Tell State DOT to Tear Down the Sheridan

Most of the action is packed into two days this week, with the MTA holding its often-colorful public hearings — this time on the issue of station agents — on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday also brings an opportunity to tell the state DOT to tear down the Sheridan Expressway, the "highway to nowhere" that South […]

This Week: NYC Transit, From Vignelli to Lhota

The past, present and future of city transit are represented on the calendar this week, highlighted by a Wednesday forum with MTA chair Joe Lhota. Manhattan community boards will discuss a proposed pedestrian plaza on the East Side and street design surrounding an existing plaza in the Meatpacking District, and the EDC’s Joshua Nelson will […]

This Week: Traffic-Calming in Brooklyn and Upper Manhattan

If you haven’t yet decided whom you’ll be voting for tomorrow, have a look at our comprehensive guide to where the mayoral candidates stand on critical transportation issues. While the primaries are no doubt the biggest event of the week, here’s what else is happening on the Streetsblog Calendar: Today: The transportation committee of Brooklyn Community […]