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This Week: Combat Misinformation About East Harlem Bike Lanes

11:44 AM EST on December 5, 2011

The main event this week, without a doubt, is tomorrow's Manhattan Community Board 11 hearing on extending protected bike lanes on First and Second Avenue up to 125th Street.

    • Today: Hunter College hosts a panel discussion about how women can combat sexual harassment and assault on NYC's subways and buses. 7 p.m.
    • Also Today: Come hear from NYC DOT about plans for a public bike-share system at the transportation committee of Manhattan CB 6. The committee will also consider a resolution supporting automated speed enforcement cameras. 7 p.m.
    • Tuesday: Manhattan CB 11 holds a public hearing on the NYC DOT proposal to extend protected bike lanes to 125th Street. East Harlem has some of the most dangerous streets and highest rates of childhood asthma and obesity in the city. Building protected bike lanes would make walking and biking safer, encourage physical activity, add trees, and break the spatial monopoly of exhaust-spewing vehicles on neighborhood streets, but two local business owners have mobilized against it under the guise of protecting children's health. Local residents have strongly backed the project and this hearing will be an important forum to express that support and cut through the noise. 6:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday: At its monthly meeting, the transportation committee of Manhattan CB 3 will consider partnering with other local organizations to sponsor bike-share workshops. 6:30 p.m.
    • Thursday: Take a bike-share bike for a test ride at an open house at the Center for Architecture. 6:30 p.m.

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

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