This Week: Safer Park Ave Uptown, Council Looks at Transpo $

This week, a slate of walking and biking improvements are on tap for East Harlem, Staten Island Community Board 3 will host a public discussion with DOT, and the City Council transportation committee will hold an oversight hearing on transportation spending.

Check the full calendar a complete list of goings-on. Here are the details:

  • Tuesday: DOT will present pedestrian safety improvements for Park Avenue between 96th and 111th Streets and at 125th Street, as well as new bicycle connections to the Willis Avenue Bridge, to Manhattan Community Board 11. 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Staten Island Community Board 3’s transportation committee invites the public to meet with DOT and discuss transportation issues in the area. 7:00 p.m.

  • Thursday: The City Council transportation committee will hold an oversight hearing on the city’s Fiscal Year 2015 Preliminary Budget, examining funding for the MTA, TLC, and DOT. 10:00 a.m.
  • Also Thursday: Join the Transportation Alternatives Manhattan activist committee for its monthly meeting to discuss initiatives to improve bicycling, walking, and transit in Manhattan. 6:30 p.m.

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

  • Albert

    Thanks, Streetsblog, for mentioning Thursday night’s TA Manhattan Activist Committee meeting.

    As an added inticement for new members, at this month’s meeting TA’s
    General Counsel & Legislative Director Juan Martinez, himself, will encore, in person, his dynamic presentation of “Achieving Vision Zero in Manhattan: A Community Effort to Save Lives.” This PowerPoint report has been heretofore witnessed only once, by an invited audience of community board chairs and highly-placed TA staffers at Borough President Gale Brewer’s office. We’ll have a Q&A afterwards. If you’re a livable streets advocate, this is an exclusive, eyes-only event you should not miss. Exclamation point.

    Later we’ll be working on our current campaigns for safer streets: “5th & 6th Forward,” “Twenty is Plenty on the Upper West Side,” “People First on University Place” and “People First on Morningside Avenue” — non-obligatory-but-great opportunities to become even more engaged in livable streets than you already are.

    I hope to see many new faces. Thursday, 6:30, TA, 127 W. 26th, Suite 1002. RSVP not required. Aloha.

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