This Week: BQE, Obesity, Columbus Circle Subway Station

The calendar has an interesting week in store. Unfortunately most of the good stuff is clustered on the same day.

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

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Citi Bikes aren't performing that well. Photo: Adrian Nutter/Flickr

This Week: Rally for a Bike-Share System Big Enough for NYC

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In just a few months, Transportation Alternatives volunteers have collected more than 5,000 signatures from residents outside Manhattan calling for bike-share in their neighborhoods. On Wednesday, they'll rally with council members on the steps of City Hall for a system that can meet New York City's huge demand for bike-share.
When it snows on Columbus Circle, street space that could be repurposed for walking and biking is revealed. Photo: Alex Knight/Twitter

This Week: Making Columbus Circle Safer for Biking and Walking

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Earlier this month Manhattan Community Board 7, on the Upper West Side, passed a resolution calling on DOT to install a protected bike lane in Columbus Circle, filling a critical void in the bike network. Tonight the CB 5 transportation committee, whose district borders Columbus Circle to the southeast, will consider its own resolution.

This Week: Community Board Bonanza on Tuesday

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The Streetsblog calendar is bursting at the seams on Tuesday, with community board meetings in three boroughs about plazas, bike lanes, pedestrian safety improvements, and Select Bus Service. Here are the highlights — many more events are listed on the full Streetsblog calendar: Tuesday: The Brooklyn CB 9 full board will discuss a proposed plaza by the Parkside Avenue subway station. 7 p.m. […]

This Week: Rally For Better Bus Service

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As subway ridership reaches historic highs in NYC, bus ridership has gone down — which DOT’s recent “Mobility Report” attributes to slow speeds exacerbated by traffic congestion. The good news is that we know how to fix the problem: Off-board fare collection, signal priority for buses at intersections, dedicated bus lanes, and buses that carry more passengers can all get […]

This Week: Rapid Buses, Ratner Street Closures, Safer Maspeth

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The best Streetsblog calendar action this week is bunched together on Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday morning: What is the potential for bus rapid transit in the NYC region? Find out at this NYU conference, featuring FTA Deputy Administrator Therese McMillan and NYCDOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan. Registration costs $65; $15 for students. Free for NYU students. […]