James Vacca and the City Council Transportation Committee continue to tackle the pressing issues facing our streets and transit system. Among the legislation getting a hearing at this week’s transpo committee meeting is a bill from Brooklyn Council Member David Greenfield that would ban city agencies from placing adhesive stickers on motor vehicles. The Department of Sanitation uses stickers to shame alt-side parking violators who block the path of street sweepers. The likely outcome if Greenfield’s bill passes: dirtier streets and sidewalks.
Also on the Streetsblog calendar: Bike-share outreach comes to Manhattan Community Board 8 — find out how a public bike system will benefit the Upper East Side.
- Happy Halloween! Today is one of the biggest days of the year for foot traffic.
- Tuesday: The City Council Transportation Committee holds a hearing on Greenfield’s dirty streets bill and a pair of bills requiring DOT to report on pothole repair and pavement conditions. 1 p.m.
- Wednesday: NYC DOT presents an overview of the city’s bike-share initiative to CB 8. 6:30 p.m.
- Also Wednesday: DOT continues the public planning process for the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, gathering feedback on the greenway route through Downtown Brooklyn. See where the current proposal for this segment stands and give your opinion. 6:30 p.m.
- More on Wednesday: Learn about the options for improving transit access to LaGuardia Airport, currently served by five relatively slow bus routes, at an open house hosted by the MTA, NYC DOT and Port Authority. 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday: Share your ideas for improving pedestrian safety on Brooklyn’s Park Avenue with the Myrtle Avenue Restoration Project at a public workshop. Suggestions from the workshop will be presented to city agencies. 6 p.m.
- Friday: The all-day BitCity Conference at Columbia University examines how data and technology can enhance city transportation systems. Speakers include NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and former TLC Commissioner Matthew Daus. Program begins at 8:30 a.m.
Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.