Skip to Content
Streetsblog New York City home
Streetsblog New York City home
Log In
Streetsblog

This Week: Highway Teardowns, Stopping Speeding, RPA Gala

1:04 PM EDT on April 11, 2011

Tuesday night is going to be busy, with three great events scheduled for the same evening. Then, the leading lights of the transportation world will gather at the Regional Plan Association's annual assembly on Friday. The theme this year is "Innovation and the Global City" and speakers include Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy and former New York Governor Mario Cuomo.

    • Tuesday: Manhattan Community Board 2 and NYU sponsor a panel discussion on how to curb speeding, including representatives from Transportation Alternatives, NYC DOT, and the Project for Public Spaces. 6:00 p.m.
    • Also Tuesday: Former Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist headlines a Municipal Art Society panel on repurposing New York's largest roads, especially highways like the Sheridan Expressway. 6:30 p.m.
    • Again Tuesday: The transportation committee of Manhattan CB 7 checks in on the redesign of Columbus Avenue. 7:00 p.m.
    • Friday: RPA's annual conference at the Waldorf Astoria will offer sessions on topics like managing congestion and preserving regional landscapes with experts from MTA Chairman Jay Walder to Stockholm's environment chief Gunnar Söderholm. 8:00 a.m.

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

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog New York City

Tuesday’s Headlines: The Polk’s on Us Edition

Our investigative reporter Jesse Coburn won a Polk Award for his three-part, seven-month "Ghost Tags" investigation. Plus other news.

February 20, 2024

Komanoff: What Was Left Unsaid to Congestion Pricing Opponents

Politicians can be diplomatic, but subject matter experts have a responsibility to say the quiet part out loud. Charles Komanoff learned that last Thursday at the latest congestion pricing gripefest.

February 20, 2024

Henry Hudson Bridge Will Get a Real Bike Lane By 2025

The path will close for construction this fall.

February 20, 2024

Streetsblog Wins Polk Award for ‘Ghost Tags’ Series

Reporter Jesse Coburn received the prestigious award for exposing a vast black market for temporary license plates that reckless drivers use to avoid accountability on the road.

February 19, 2024

Monday’s Headlines: Presidents’ Day Edition

We're off today, but we'll give you something to chew on.

February 19, 2024
See all posts