This Week in Livable Streets Events
Bike Month has officially come and gone, but in Brooklyn the festivities continue into June with BikeBKLN, which leads this week’s upsurge in activity on the Streetsblog Calendar. Here are the highlights.
- Monday: The Transportation Alternatives Brooklyn Committee has a full BikeBKLN schedule planned. Two events are today: Bike From Work Day snacks on the Williamsburg Bridge and Bike valet parking at Celebrate Brooklyn, featuring David Byrne. 5:30 – 7 p.m. and 6 – 11 p.m., respectively.
- Tuesday: DOT Kent Avenue Bike Lane Presentation to Brooklyn Community Board 1. DOT will present its plan for a bi-directional bike lane along Kent Avenue to Brooklyn CB 1 this evening. The lane is not only a sound compromise between varied community interests, but is also a groundbreaking design that establishes space for the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. It’s imperative that bike lane supporters and neighborhood residents who believe that a safe, secure space for cyclists on Kent Avenue is in the best interest of the community show up and speak out. Sign up to speak by 6:15 p.m.
- Tuesday: Bus Rapid Transit Phase II Workshop — Metrotech. New York City Transit and DOT continue their series of public workshops on Select Bus Service expansion. Tonight’s meeting is a Polytechnic University in Brooklyn. 6:30 p.m.
- Wednesday: Sustainable Flatbush Presents an Evening of Streetfilms. Sustainable Flatbush invites you to celebrate BikeBKLN by visualizing a future of livable streets. Featured Streetfilms will showcase street life in Copenhagen, Paris, Curitiba, Bogota and New York City. Discussion and party to follow. 8 – 11 p.m.
- Thursday: Harlem River Promenade Design and Programming Workshop. The Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation invites you to participate in a design and programming workshop to guide the redevelopment of the Harlem River Promenade, below the High Bridge at Depot Place. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
- Friday: Two Billion Cars and the Transformation of Transportation. The world is headed toward two billion vehicles. Is this sustainable? Not without transforming vehicles, fuels, and transportation — not only in the U.S., but virtually everywhere. Baruch College Conference Center, 9:30 a.m.
Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.