Liz Padilla Memorial 5K Run

On Sunday October 1st, Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project will host the 1st Annual Liz Padilla Memorial 5k, in honor of Liz Padilla who was tragically killed when a truck driver opened his door into the path of her bicycle last June in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

In addition to providing free legal services to the poorest residents of Brooklyn, Liz was also an active New York Cares volunteer. In just 18 months, Liz contributed more than 59 hours to a host of New York Cares projects, most notably Achilles Track Club, where she helped out with tandem biking and even guided one of their blind runners through the ’04 NYC Marathon.


Liz Padilla Memorial & Bike Improvements

 On June 9, 2005, one year ago tomorrow, 28-year-old pro bono lawyer and Park Slope resident, Elizabeth Kasulis Padilla was hit by a truck and killed on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Prospect Place while riding a bicycle to her new job at the Brooklyn Bar Association. Since that day, members of Park Slope […]

Endless Summer on Brooklyn’s Fifth Avenue

For most New Yorkers the official end of summer is Labor Day which, this year, fell on Monday, September 4, 2006. For astronomers, pagans and Daniel Libeskind’s "Wedge of Light," the end of summer is the Autumnal Equinox, the moment when the sun crosses the celestial equator from north to south. By that measure, Fall begins […]

New Bike Markings For Brooklyn’s Fifth Ave. This Month

Word has come down that DOT is now aiming to install its new Class III Shared Lane bicycle stencils on Brooklyn’s Fifth Avenue before the end of November. The markings are an interesting innovation for New York City in that they direct motorists and cyclists to share the middle of the road as equals. Drivers aren’t supposed to blast […]

This Week: Bike-Share, Ped Safety, Memorial Ride and Walk

Community boards in Manhattan and Brooklyn will host three bike-share planning workshops this week, and will take up traffic calming and pedestrian safety in Soho. Staten Island SBS and NYMTC long-range bike-ped planning are also on the agenda. The week ends with the annual memorial for fallen New York cyclists. Tuesday: Manhattan Community Board 1 […]

The Sixth Annual Memorial Ride and Walk

On Sunday, the NYC Street Memorial Project held the 6th Annual Memorial Ride and Walk. According to the New York City Department of Transportation, 151 pedestrians and 18 bicyclists were killed on the streets of New York City in 2010. Participants called for stronger measures to reduce traffic fatalities. The ride culminated by installing a “Ghost […]

This Week: B46 SBS, Reclaiming Livonia Ave., #SlowDownPLG

This week’s calendar is all about Brooklyn, with community board action in districts 9, 13, and 16. Also, Transportation Alternatives volunteers will meet to talk street safety in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Highlights below. Check the calendar for more listings. Monday: The Brooklyn CB 9 transportation committee will hear from DOT concerning B46 Select Bus Service and […]