The big item on this week’s calendar is the second public hearing on the Department of City Planning’s proposed reforms of Downtown Brooklyn’s parking minimums. After the previous public hearing, the land use committee of Community Board 2 endorsed requests from area developers to make the reductions in parking minimums retroactive, allowing developers to repurpose excess parking for more productive uses. This Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., Borough President Marty Markowitz hears testimony on the topic before issuing his own recommendations.
- Today: Gil Peñalosa, the executive director of livable streets advocacy organization 8-80 Cities, speaks to the City Planning Commission about creating cities that are accessible to people of all ages on foot, on bike, or on transit. 1:00 p.m.
- Tuesday: Bike-share demonstration, Chelsea Elliot Houses. 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday: Borough President Marty Markowitz holds a public hearing on the Department of City Planning’s proposal to reduce parking minimums in Downtown Brooklyn. 5:30 p.m.
- Also Wednesday: Bike-share demonstration, Bushwick Houses. 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Saturday: Bike-share demonstration, Clinton Hill. 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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