RSVP Deadline for West Side Transportation Public Forum

Today is the RSVP deadline for the New York City Department of Transportation’s upcoming public forum Upper West Side transportation issues. If you want to attend, e-mail westsidestudy @ hshassoc . com or call 917-339-0488.

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Upper West Side Livable Streets Advocates: Mark Your Calendar

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Monday, September 246:00 to 9:30 pmJohn Jay College899 Tenth Ave. (at 58th St.)RSVP to westsidestudy @ hshassoc . com or (917) 339-0488 Do you have thoughts about improving the bicycle, pedestrian and transportation environment on the Upper West Side? In conjunction with Councilmember Gale Brewer, the Department of Transportation would like to hear your thoughts, concerns […]

Tonight: Speak Up for the 34th Street Transitway

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The big event for the week of Thanksgiving (and the only calendar item we’re highlighting) is the public forum on the 34th Street Transitway put on by Community Board 5 tonight. It’s a critical moment to speak up for prioritizing walking and transit on one of NYC’s busiest, most iconic streets. Passengers on 34th Street […]

This Week: Upgrading the Chrystie Street Bike Lane

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There’s no shortage of livable streets events this week. Preparations for Citi Bike expansion continue with presentations and planning workshops in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and street revamps are on the agenda for the Upper West Side, DUMBO, and Brownsville. In one intriguing development, the Manhattan Community Board 3 transportation committee is expected to take up […]

This Week: Speak Up for a Safer Fourth Avenue

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In June, Brooklyn Community Board 6 rejected a DOT proposal to calm traffic on deadly Fourth Avenue between Pacific and 15th Streets in Park Slope. The plan resulted from years of community activism, it has the backing of City Council Member Brad Lander and other community boards whose districts encompass Fourth Avenue, and it was overwhelmingly endorsed […]

Three Myths From Marty About the PPW Bike Lane

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It’s showtime for the Prospect Park West bike lane, with a bike lane protest and a rally for the redesign coming up tomorrow morning. In a prelude to the big day, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz is making some rounds in the media. The Brooklyn Paper and NY1 got some choice quotes from the beep, […]

Looking to Join Your Community Board? TA Makes It Easy to Apply

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As Streetsblog readers know, too many community boards care more about on-street parking than street safety or housing affordability, even in districts where the majority of residents don’t own cars. DOT rarely implements safety measures over board objections (which Council Member Ritchie Torres would like to change). While a small number of boards are asking DOT to be more bold with street […]