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11:31 AM EDT on August 18, 2009

Tonight's Transportation Alternatives City Council candidate debate highlights a slow summer week on the Streetsblog Calendar. Other events include a NYMTC comment period deadline and the monthly meeting of the Five Borough Bike Club.

    • Tuesday: The first of at least three City Council candidate debates sponsoredby Transportation Alternatives takes place tonight in Brooklyn, where contenders vying to succeed Bill de Blasio in Council District 39 will address livable streets issues. Futuredebates will occur on August 28 in Jackson Heights for District 25(Helen Sears' district) and on Sep. 1 in Greenpoint for District 33(currently represented by David Yassky). 7 p.m.
    • Tuesday: The Five Borough Bicycle Club monthly general meeting will be a wineand cheese party at the Soho gallery and studio of Josh Hadar, asculptor who creates usable bicycles that are also works of art. 7 p.m.
    • Wednesday: Today is the deadline to comment on the NYMTC Congestion ManagementProcess Status Report, a federally required summary of regional roadwaycongestion accompanied by recommended measures to reduce it. PerNYMTC: "The development of a Congestion Management Process shouldresult inmultimodal system performance measures and strategies that can bereflected in the Regional Transportation Plan and the TransportationImprovement Program." 4 p.m.
    • Saturday: Summer Streets, week three. 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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