This Week: A Safer 181st Street, Midtown Bike Lanes Vote

It’s a very busy week on the Streetsblog calendar, with the presentation of safety improvements for 181st Street, votes on bike lanes for First and Second Avenues, and panels on smart growth and the city’s zoning code.

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: Help Improve Driver Education on Cycling

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In response to the death of cyclist Jasmine Herron, who died after getting doored by a motorist on Atlantic Avenue last month, Brooklyn State Senator Eric Adams plans to release a bill to add bike safety components to the state’s required drivers ed courses. To build momentum, he wants to organize a group ride and […]

This Week: Election Day and Park(ing) Day

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It’s not on the calendar, but tomorrow is special election and primary day in New York City, with seats in Albany, the City Council, and Congress up for grabs. Expect even lower turnout than usual — just a handful of votes will decide the outcome of the most contested races. Not sure who’s running for […]

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 […]

This Week: MetroCard’s Future, Jamaica Bay Greenway, Move NY

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It’s a busy week for livable streets. Tuesday features a bevy of community meetings in Brooklyn, Wednesday continues with discussions of play streets, MTA fare payment technology, and Vision Zero in Astoria. Stand up for better bike and pedestrian routes in Manhattan and Queens on Thursday, and cap off the week with a discussion of […]

This Week: Prospect Park West, Daylighting, Budget Hearings

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The Community Board 6 showdown over the Prospect Park West bike lane is almost certainly the biggest event of the week, as the incredible attention the safety-enhancing street redesign has received has made it a proxy battle for bike and pedestrian improvements citywide. But there’s plenty more on tap. Tonight: DOT presents its plan to […]