Profile Page Enhancements; Bike Rack Hunt Tomorrow!

Taken a look at your Livable Streets profile recently? We’ve added some
handy features.

Profiles now include an activity feed of everything you
do on Livable Streets. Need a quick link to that last page you edited
or discussion message someone sent? Now it’s easily on hand.


You can see everything in one list or divide by pages, discussions, blog posts, and blog comments. Activity in private groups will only be visible to other group members, but you also have the option of making your entire feed private.

Don’t forget to join us for this weekend’s Bike Rack Hunt — a scavenger hunt for new bike rack spots in Brooklyn Community District 1 (Williamsburg and Greenpoint), and the first public trial of the FixCity Bike Racks mapping app:

Sunday, September 20, 2:30 – 6:30 p.m.
The Change You Want to See gallery
84 Havemeyer St. (at Metropolitan), Brooklyn

Be sure to bring a camera or camera-equipped phone. Thanks to our generous hosts, Not An Alternative.

The hunt will be followed at 6:30 by a Streetfilms screening and festivities at the nearby Nook & Cranny Backyard Box (194 S. 2nd St. between Driggs & Roebling).


Livable Streets Member of the Month: Dan Latorre

Livable Streets Community member Dan Latorre has gone above and beyond the call of duty in his activism this month. After prodding Transportation Alternatives’ Brooklyn committee to organize their work through a Livable Streets Group, he set up two online conference sessions to teach other members about the array of tools offered and what they’re […]

An NYC First: On-Street Parking Spaces Replaced by Bike Racks

The new bike racks have been installed at the Bedford Avenue L subway station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. As the Dept. of Transportation announces in today’s press release, "The facility marks the first time car parking spaces have been removed to accommodate bicycle parking in New York City." DOT extended a 76-foot section of the sidewalk […]

CB12 Committee Hot for Parking, Cautious on Livable Streets

To increase the number of spots, angled parking may be coming to both sides of Dyckman Street. The Traffic and Transportation Committee of Community Board 12 last night welcomed new bike racks in Upper Manhattan, but took a pass on endorsing other livable streets initiatives, including a separated bike path on Dyckman/200th Street that would […]

The Streetsies

All in all it was a great year for New York City’s Livable Streets Movement. Here are the winners of our 2007 awards. See you in January… Best Livable Streets Project: The Ninth Avenue bike lane, Chelsea. Best New Public Space: DUMBO’s Pearl Street Pocket Park. Honorable mention: Chelsea’s Meat Market Plaza. Best Pedestrian Project: […]