Change Your City With Livable Streets Groups

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Inwood: Lots of cyclists, precious few bike racks. Discuss.

Have you joined a Livable Streets group yet? Groups are a great way to connect with other activists on a specific project (like this one), or to discuss livable streets issues in your area. Don’t see a group dedicated to your subject of choice? Start one!

Inwood Livable Streets, which covers my neighborhood, is one particularly active group, taking up topics ranging from the dearth of bike racks way uptown to a hazardous public staircase on Broadway and 215th Street. With 23 members as of this writing, Inwood Livable Streets counts the chair of Community Board 12’s Traffic and Transportation Committee among its ranks.

Creating or joining a group only takes a minute. Become an LSN member to get started.

Photo: Brad Aaron

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