This Week: Kent Avenue Report, “Our Cities Ourselves”

With the holiday weekend approaching, the pace of events has slowed a bit this week. There’s a pair of events tied to the "Our Cities Ourselves" exhibit, plus DOT will unveil the results of the Kent Avenue bike lane, one year in. 

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

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This Week in Livable Streets Events

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Bike Month has officially come and gone, but in Brooklyn the festivities continue into June with BikeBKLN, which leads this week’s upsurge in activity on the Streetsblog Calendar. Here are the highlights. Monday: The Transportation Alternatives Brooklyn Committee has a full BikeBKLN schedule planned. Two events are today: Bike From Work Day snacks on the […]

This Week: Union Square, Nostrand SBS, Weekend Walks

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Here’s what’s happening this week in addition to this evening’s bike lane event in Brooklyn. Tonight: The transportation committee of Manhattan Community Board 5 will hear from DOT about the 34th Street Transitway and the Union Square pedestrian plan, which could come up for a vote. 6 p.m. Tuesday: DOT will give a presentation to […]

Tomorrow: Speak Up for Safer Biking on Kent Ave

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A tipster sends word that opponents of the Kent Avenue bike lane are making appeals to Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, a long-time supporter of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. A large group representing the Williamsburg Hasidic community showed up at Velazquez’s office last week, our source tells us, to register their opposition to the bike lane, which […]

Tonight: Voice Your Support for a Safer Fourth Avenue

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This week’s calendar is jam-packed with events relating to street safety, bike-share and transit service. The week starts with an important hearing on the future of Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn. With six lanes of moving traffic, Fourth Avenue is wide and dangerous. From 2006 to 2011, seven people were killed while walking on Fourth between […]
Fifth Avenue is the most heavily cycled southbound avenue in Manhattan, even though it doesn’t have a protected bikeway. Image: Google Maps

This Week: See the DOT Fifth Avenue Bikeway Plan

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On Thursday, DOT will reveal its plan for a protected bike lane on Fifth Avenue. Fifth gets more bike traffic than any other southbound avenue in Manhattan, according to DOT bike counts, and New Yorkers have been asking the city to make it a complete street for years. DOT committed to studying a redesign in 2014.

This Week: Fixing Amsterdam Avenue With a Safer Design

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Tomorrow, NYC DOT is expected to present a plan for a protected bike lane and pedestrian islands on Amsterdam Avenue to the Community Board 7 transportation committee. It’s been a long time coming: Locals have pressed for a redesign of the dangerous, high-speed conditions on Amsterdam for many years, with the community board passing three resolutions […]