This Week: A Safer 181st Street, Midtown Bike Lanes Vote

It’s a very busy week on the Streetsblog calendar, with the presentation of safety improvements for 181st Street, votes on bike lanes for First and Second Avenues, and panels on smart growth and the city’s zoning code.

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

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This Week: Help Improve Driver Education on Cycling

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In response to the death of cyclist Jasmine Herron, who died after getting doored by a motorist on Atlantic Avenue last month, Brooklyn State Senator Eric Adams plans to release a bill to add bike safety components to the state’s required drivers ed courses. To build momentum, he wants to organize a group ride and […]

This Week: Prospect Park West, Daylighting, Budget Hearings

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The Community Board 6 showdown over the Prospect Park West bike lane is almost certainly the biggest event of the week, as the incredible attention the safety-enhancing street redesign has received has made it a proxy battle for bike and pedestrian improvements citywide. But there’s plenty more on tap. Tonight: DOT presents its plan to […]

This Week: 31st Ave. Bike Route, Citi Bike Expansion in Brooklyn

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Update: This vote has been postponed. Tomorrow, Queens Community Board 1 will decide whether to endorse a DOT plan for the beginnings of an east-west bike route, consisting of bike lanes and sharrows, on 31st Avenue. This phase would run between Vernon Boulevard and the BQE, with a second phase extending to the Flushing Bay Promenade. Local volunteers […]

This Week: Upgrading the Chrystie Street Bike Lane

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There’s no shortage of livable streets events this week. Preparations for Citi Bike expansion continue with presentations and planning workshops in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and street revamps are on the agenda for the Upper West Side, DUMBO, and Brownsville. In one intriguing development, the Manhattan Community Board 3 transportation committee is expected to take up […]