This Week: A Safer Riverside Blvd and a New Plaza for Clinton Hill

It’s a busy week, with DOT making the rounds to update the Park Smart program in Greenwich Village, present a traffic calming project on the Upper West Side, and lead a public workshop for a new plaza in Clinton Hill.

  • Tonight: DOT presents its preliminary study on a Red Hook streetcar, which recommended not building the project, to the public and takes public comments. 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Manhattan CB 2‘s transportation committee will consider changes to the Greenwich Village Park Smart program proposed by DOT. 6:30 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: A new DOT plan to build traffic calming features on Riverside Boulevard will go before Manhattan CB 7’s transportation committee. 7:00 p.m.
  • More on Tuesday: DOT and the Fulton Area Business Alliance lead a public workshop to design a temporary plaza at the intersections of Fulton Street and Putnam and Grand Avenues in Brooklyn. 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Queens CB 5 will vote on whether to change the directions of a number of area roads as part of the Maspeth bypass project. 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: Andrea Bernstein leads a panel exploring the issues in the recent WNYC documentary Back of the Bus, focusing on transit equality across the country. 8:30 a.m.

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

  • J

    It’s a bit sad that recently built roads, like Riverside Boulevard, already need to be traffic calmed. This tells me that there is something broken in the process of how we design our streets in the first place.

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