This Week: Fourth Ave, Prospect Park, Scott Stringer Conference

It’s a jam-packed week on the livable streets calendar. So busy, in fact, that this post is twice as long as normal and we still couldn’t fit every good event in it. Check out the full Streetsblog calendar for a comprehensive listing. Tops on the agenda are two task forces in Brooklyn — one to improve the pedestrian-hostile Fourth Avenue and the other to work out conflicts on Prospect Park’s loop drive — and a major conference on transportation hosted by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.

And, of course, you’re invited to join us Thursday for “Streets of the Future” — the annual benefit for Streetsblog and Streetfilms. Space is limited — buy your tickets now.

  • Tonight: The traffic and transportation committee of Marty Markowitz’s Fourth Avenue Task Force holds its first meeting, discussing pedestrian safety among other issues. 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: The mayor himself will kick off the day-long “Zoning the City” conference, “designed to cultivate new thinking about zoning as a governmental tool that may be used to address major economic, social, environmental, and physical challenges facing New York City in the 21st century.” Bring your questions about parking minimums! All day.
  • Also Tuesday: Interested in turning your block into a car-free play street next year? A meeting hosted by the Department of Health and Transportation Alternatives will look back at what worked in 2011 and help organizers plan for 2012. 4:00 p.m.
  • More Tuesday: The Fourth Avenue Task Force holds a town hall meeting for Brooklynites to discuss a broad range of improvements for the street. 6:00 p.m.
  • Still More Tuesday: The Brooklyn Community Board 2 Transportation Committee hears a presentation about the final route for the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: The Prospect Park Road Sharing Task Force brings together park users, city agencies, elected officials, and members of the public to discuss how the loop drives can be made safe and accessible for everyone, in the wake of some crashes where cyclists seriously injured pedestrians. The meeting is open and you’re invited to attend and share your thoughts. 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: Manhattan Community Board 4’s transportation committee discusses where to place bike-sharing stations and on-street bike parking corrals. 6:30 p.m.
  • More Thursday: Streetsblog and Streetfilms are throwing a party and we’d love to see you there. Tickets are still available for our “Streets of the Future” bash. 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer hosts “Transportation 2030,” an agenda-setting conference tackling issues from street safety to transit access and parking reform. 8:30 a.m.
  • Also Friday: The No Impact Project holds a transportation-themed International Day of Giving Back. Use sustainable transportation modes and be eligible for discounts at local businesses. All 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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