Vision Zero events will bring the traffic safety conversation to Harlem, Queens, and Brooklyn this week. Then hit the streets this weekend at one of the many Jane’s Walks organized by the Municipal Art Society.
The full complement of events is at the Streetsblog calendar. Here are the highlights:
- Tuesday: The State Senate and Assembly transportation committees are meeting to consider legislation, including proposals to increase penalties for unlicensed drivers and hit-and-run drivers. (Speed camera bills, which a top Cuomo aide had said would pass this month, are in play in other committees.) The Senate hearing is at 10:30 a.m., followed by the Assembly hearing at 11:30 a.m.
- Also Tuesday: Manhattan Community Board 10 is hosting the first of two Vision Zero workshops to hear about traffic safety issues of concern to Harlemites. 6 p.m.
- More Tuesday: The second Vision Zero pedestrian safety workshop led by city agencies will take place at Brooklyn College. The series of public input sessions will then head to other boroughs. 6:30 p.m.
- Wednesday: The City Council Transportation Committee is holding a hearing on a package of traffic safety bills. 10 a.m.
- Also Wednesday: Come to a free Five Borough Bicycle Club forum on cyclists’ rights and advocacy opportunities, featuring attorneys Steve Vaccaro and Adam White. 6:15 p.m.
- Thursday: DOT and Council Member Donovan Richards host a Vision Zero town hall to discuss traffic safety issues in Queens. 6 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday: In honor of Jane Jacobs, the Municipal Art Society is putting on a weekend full of Jane’s Walks in neighborhoods across the city, led by local residents and other city lovers.
Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.