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This Week in Livable Streets Events

11:30 AM EDT on July 6, 2009

Sunday's Tour de Queens is shaping up to be the big event on this week's Streetsblog Calendar. Transportation Alternatives will also offer opportunities for residents of the Bronx and Manhattan to get involved in improving their neighborhood streets.

    • Tuesday: Transportation Alternatives East Side Committee Meeting. Transportation Alternatives is kicking off anexciting new campaign focused on winning better biking, walking andtransit on the East Side of Manhattan. Join other Manhattan East Siders as TA plans advocacy efforts for safer streets. 6:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday: Transportation Alternatives Bronx Committee Meeting. The Bronx Committee is one of Transportation Alternatives' mostsuccessful volunteer campaigns. Founded in 1994, the Bronx Committeewas involved in developing the Bronx Greenway Plan and organizing thefirst Safe Routes to School program in North America. The committee will be advocating for safer bike lanes and traffic-calmingmeasures throughout the borough, and attending car-free eventsthroughout the summer and fall. 7 p.m.
    • Wednesday: Benefit for SafeWalk and RightRides. SafeWalk is a program of RightRides for Women's Safety that offersanyone a free, safe walk to any destination in northern Brooklyn onFriday nights. Tonight's benefit will feature music, baked goods (vegan and non),beverages, informational tables, and fun! 8 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
    • Sunday: Tour de Queens. The Tour de Queens is a leisurely paced 22-mile ride open to riders ofall ages and skill levels. The course is mostly flat, and will gothrough parks and neighborhoods in eastern and southern Queens.Registration is required; limited day-of registration will be available beginning at 8 a.m. The ride starts at 9:00.

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

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