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This Week in Livable Streets Events

The biggest event on the Streetsblog Calendar this week looks to be the Sierra Club's weekend "Green Transportation" conference. It's great to see the Sierra Club focusing on transportation, and
hopefully livable streets advocates will not be daunted by the $50
food fee. Otherwise, this week is all about Brooklyn.

    • Tuesday: The Future of Tillary Street — NYCDOT Public Meeting #2. Tillary Street plays a key role in the transportation network of downtown Brooklyn, providing linkages for pedestrians, motorists, andcyclists alike, and its intersection with Adams Street is the gatewayto the Brooklyn Bridge. Tillary and portions of Adams arescheduled for reconstruction in 2012. Following up on a successful publicworkshop held in January, DOT will present conceptualcorridor designs. 6:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday: Transportation Alternatives Brooklyn Membership Party. Join TA for drink specials, tasty snacks, raffles with awesomegiveaways, and livable streets camaraderie. Membership discounts will be offered, so if you haven't yet joined TA this will be a greatchance to do so. 6:30 - 11 p.m. Related: The TA Brooklyn Committee holds its regular monthly meeting on Thursday.
    • Thursday: Open House: Downtown Brooklyn Surface Transit Circulation Study. DOT is working with NewYork City Transit and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership to improve surfacetransit within downtown Brooklyn. This study will focus on making busroutes more effective and on improving local transportation for downtown residents, employees and visitors. The first "open house" will feature the initial results of the investigation intoexisting conditions will offer attendees a chance to provide input abouttravel patterns, needs, and issues. 5:30 - 8 p.m.
    • Friday: Sierra Club Northeast Green Transportation Workshop. The Sierra Club Northeast Regional ActivistNetwork is hosting a special workshop for new and experienced SierraClub activists to map out the Club's vision for green transportation inthe Northeastern United States. Check here for the full agenda of this three-day event.
    • Sunday: There are three fun events today -- Summer Streets on Vanderbilt Ave, starting at noon; Recycle-a-Bicycle's Bike Maintenance 101 at 1 p.m.; and a TA Brooklyn ride to Coney Island in time to see the Brooklyn Cyclones take on the Hudson Valley Renegades. The ride begins at 3 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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