This Week: Vacca Q&A, Bike-Share Planning, Park Smart for LIC

Tomorrow’s a packed day on the Streetsblog calendar, starting with a morning event at NYU’s Rudin Center with City Council Transportation Committee Chair James Vacca. Wondering how Vacca intends to keep the pressure on NYPD to reform its crash investigation protocols? Or how the council member squares his public stances on street safety with his legislation adding red tape for street safety projects? Or what’s up with all the parking bills? Tuesday morning is your chance to ask.

This is also a big week for bike-share planning, with Manhattan Community Board 3 and Brooklyn Community Board 2 hosting public workshops to discuss where public bike stations should go.

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

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    There is also a public meeting on Tuesday (tomorrow) to present the existing conditions portion of the Bowery/Houston/Bleecker Study and solicit public input.

    2/21/2012 6:30-8:30pm

    Location:

    JASA/Greene Residence200 East 5th StreetManhattan

  • > Tuesday: The Rudin Center hosts a conversation with James Vacca. 8:30 a.m.

    8:30am on a Tuesday? WTF. Who’s it for, then, reporters? 

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