This Week: March Against Traffic Violence in Jackson Heights

In response to vehicular violence that killed three children in the neighborhood, Jackson Heights residents will demonstrate today for better enforcement and safer streets. At the end of the week, the Pratt Center is hosting a panel discussion about what an equitable agenda for transportation and planning could look like under the de Blasio administration.

Here are the highlights from this week’s livable streets calendar:

  • Tuesday: Join neighbors in Jackson Heights for a march to protest traffic violence that has claimed the lives of three children in the area and caused even more injuries. Victims’ families and friends will be leading the march to demand better enforcement, education, and traffic calming. 5:00 p.m.
  • More Tuesday: Staten Island Community Board 1 will hear a presentation from “Gridlock” Sam Schwartz about his Move NY “fair tolling” plan. 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Women in Housing and Finance is hosting a talk on the planning, implementation, and financing of Citi Bike, featuring representatives from NYC Bike Share, NYC DOT, Transportation Alternatives, and Goldman Sachs. 6:30 p.m.
  • More Wednesday: The QueensWay’s first public workshop will gather input and ideas for the design and programming of the proposed rail-trail. 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: The Tri-State Transportation Campaign is hosting a forum on Bus Rapid Transit in the Tappan Zee/I-287 Corridor. Presenters will discuss successful American BRT projects and transit-oriented development initiatives. 9:00 a.m.
  • Also Friday: Join a panel at Pratt Institute’s Manhattan building for a discussion about pursuing an equitable agenda for transportation, public space, and coastal protection in the next administration. 6:00 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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