This Week: Q’boro Bridge Buses, Union Square, Tour de Queens

After a relaxing long weekend, it’s a busy week for livable streets, with an urban vs. suburban debate, two important Manhattan community board meetings, and a weekend packed with opportunities to walk or bike New York City’s streets, ending in the Tour de Queens. 

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

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    T.A. just sent out word about a City Hall rally tomorrow (7/7) urging Paterson to sign Hayley and Diego’s law:

    Dear Street Activists,

    Tomorrow, July 7th, Transportation Alternatives, the families of Hayley Ng and Diego Martinez, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and Council Member Margaret Chin will gather on the steps of City Hall to urge Governor Patterson to sign the “Hayley Ng and Diego Martinez Law.” The law closes a loophole that lets drivers go without any penalty after injuring or even killing a pedestrian or cyclist on New York State roads. The bill passed both houses of the State Legislature last month and awaits the Governor’s signature.

    Not many laws passed through Albany’s Legislature this year, and it’s because of support from T.A. activists like you that we’ve made it this far. Please join us and Hayley and Diego’s families to demonstrate our resolve to see this law signed by the Governor!

    What: Press Conference/Rally to urge signing of Hayley and Diego’s Law
    When: Wednesday, July 7th, 11:30am
    Where: Steps of City Hall, Manhattan

    More info:

    Can’t come tomorrow? Call Governor Patterson and ask him to sign the “Hayley Ng and Diego Martinez Law” (Assembly bill A7917-C and Senate bill S5292-B). He’s at 518-474-8390.


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