This Week: Toll Tech, Parking Minimums, and Auto Motives

Get educated this week, with three impressive-looking panels and workshops on the future of fare payment, residential parking requirements, and why we drive.

  • Tuesday: Hosted by the New York Academy of Sciences, experts from the MTA, the Port Authority, and NYC DOT will discuss the future of toll and fare payment systems, looking ahead to what will be possible post-MetroCard and post-EZ Pass. 6:30 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: NYC DOT presents its Washington Avenue Safety Project to Brooklyn CB 8’s transportation committee. 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: NYU’s Furman Center hosts a breakfast workshop on residential parking requirements. 8:30 a.m.
  • Also Wednesday: Queens CB 2’s transportation committee sits down with officials from the MTA and NYC DOT for updates on many of the projects underway in the district. DOT will give an update on its bike program. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: UPenn professor Rachel Weinberger gives a lecture on her new book Auto Motives, co-written by Karen Lucas and Evelyn Blumenberg, at City College. 3:30 p.m.

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

  • J

    Also, next Monday (May 2) DOT will be at the Manhattan CB6 Traffic & Transportation Committee meeting to present upcoming ped/bike improvements for 1st/2nd Aves btw 34th & 59th Streets. If they stick to plans from last year, this will include extending the 1st ave cycle track from 34th, up to 49th.

    “5/02/2011, 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm

    NYU Medical Center
    550 First Avenue, Classroom C
    Manhattan

    DOT update Committee Members on the First and Second Avenues Select Bus Service and present on upcoming bike lane implementation on First and Second Avenues from 34th to 59th Streets.”

  • Mike

    My first thought was “what about above 59th”? But 59th is a Community Board boundary, so it’s still possible that they’re doing something above 59th and presenting it to different community boards. I sure hope so. 1st Ave in East Harlem is a scary speedway; it needs a protected bike lane.

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