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This Week: Shaping the Streets of Downtown Far Rockaway

City Hall has set aside $9 million to improve streets near Mott Avenue in Downtown Far Rockaway. Ideas floated earlier this year include several pedestrian safety and public space enhancements. But word is the project doesn’t do much for cycling, despite the need for safer biking conditions on streets like Beach Channel Drive. It’s not too late to shape the project: The city and Council Member Donovan Richards are holding a hearing tomorrow to collect ideas from local residents.

Check the Streetsblog calendar for the full list of this week’s events.

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Sitting at the convergence of the Long Island Railroad, the A train, and multiple bus and commuter van routes, the area around Mott Avenue in Far Rockaway has the potential to be a thriving downtown for the neighborhood, but it suffers from longstanding disinvestment and its streets aren’t great for walking. Now EDC is working with […]

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How can downtown Far Rockaway’s transportation system handle the growth in housing and commercial development that City Hall is planning for the beachside community? To hear some local bigwigs tell it, the answer is parking, parking, and more parking. But Council Member Donovan Richards has different ideas. The de Blasio administration has committed $91 million to street infrastructure, […]

This Week: City Council Considers Greenfield’s Dirty Streets Bill

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This Week: Jane’s Walks, Cyclists’ Rights, Vision Zero Workshops

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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 […]

This Week: Rockaway Freeway Safety, Citi Bike Showcase

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As we reported in April, high school students interning with the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance are working to persuade DOT to convert under-used asphalt on the Rockaway Freeway into a safe space for walking and biking. They developed a plan for the project and have gathered over 1,000 signatures in support. On Thursday, the plan will […]

This Week: Jamaica Bay Greenway, Vision Zero in Manhattan

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