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This Week in Livable Streets Events

10:29 AM EDT on June 29, 2009

It looks like we have a pretty quiet week coming up. For those who have reserved their seats (registration is closed), tonight's "Hacking the City" session, featuring Aaron Naparstek and others from The Open Planning Project, starts at 6:30. Otherwise, most of the noteworthy events come toward the tail end of the week. 

    • Friday: Free Bike Friday on Governors Island. Every Friday between June 5 and October 9, visitors to Governors Island can borrow a bikefor free, for up to one hour. Governors Island has more than five miles of car-free biking availableto visitors. This year, for the first time, visitors can bike aroundthe entire 2.2 mile promenade that circles the island. Also for thefirst time, they can bike to Picnic Point, a new eight acre picnic areaon the island's southwestern corner that has never before been open tothe public. More than 200 bikes will be available forthe program this year. Free Bike Fridays is sponsored by Bike and Roll. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Saturday (Independence Day): Know Your Rights Ride. Time's Up! will celebrate freedom of speech by chanting the FirstAmendment at the Union Square site where Reverend Billy was arrestedin 2007. Reverend Billy and civil rights attorney Norman Siegel will be in attendance. Bike ride ending at the fireworks display to follow. 4:30 p.m.
    • Sunday: The Future Beneath Us: Eight Great Projects Under New York. Today is the last chance to see a great exhibition for fans ofcity infrastructure, including six mass transit and twowater-related mega-projects: the Second Avenue Subway, East SideAccess, the extension of the 7 train, NJ Transit's new tunnel underthe Hudson to an expanded Penn Station, the World Trade Center transit hub, the FultonStreet Transit Center, the Third Water Tunnel and the Van CortlandtWater Filtration Plant. New York Transit Museum Annex and the New York Public Library. See the full listing for times.

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