This Week: Meet the DOT Traffic Taming Team

Tomorrow, DOT’s Citi Bike demonstration series comes to Union Square Park, while on Wednesday NYMTC brings you the pedestrian planners behind the new Grand Army Plaza and other traffic-calming projects. Details below, along with the rest of this week’s calendar highlights.

  • Tuesday: Bike-share demo, Union Square Park. Noon to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday: The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council will hold a Brown Bag Lunch/Webinar, featuring a presentation by the NYC DOT Transportation Pedestrian Projects Group. 12 p.m. RSVP or webinar registration required.
  • Thursday: TA Southern Brooklyn Volunteer Subcommittee Meeting. Join the Southern Brooklyn sub-committee of the TA Volunteer Committee. This newly formed group is looking to make the streets of Southern Brooklyn safer for all users. 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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

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