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This Week: Youth Bike Summit, Ravitch Talks Transpo Funding

11:45 AM EST on January 9, 2012

Tops on this week's livable street calendar is the second annual Youth Bike Summit, held this weekend by Recycle-A-Bicycle. Last year, teens learned everything from map-making techniques to organizing strategies. Also: Former Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch will speak on the economic perils of declining infrastructure, sounding a call he's made repeatedly for proper transportation funding.

    • Tuesday: The transportation committee of Manhattan Community Board 7 discusses a proposal to turn part of 59th Street one-way, continues debating electric bicycles, and hears a presentation from Streetsblog publisher Mark Gorton on the place of the automobile in New York City. 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday: To mark the opening of an exhibit on New York City's plans for bike-share, the American Institute of Architects hosts a conversation between DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and Alta Bicycle Share President Alison Cohen. 6:00 p.m.
    • Also Wednesday: The Department of Design and Construction gives Manhattan CB 3's transportation committee an update on the Forsyth Street Plaza planned for the foot of the Manhattan Bridge. 6:30 p.m.
    • Thursday: Former Lieutenant Governor and MTA chief Richard Ravitch speaks to the Transportation Research Forum about the economic consequences of underfunding infrastructure. 11:45 a.m.
    • Friday to Sunday: Recycle-A-Bicycle hosts the second annual Youth Bike Summit, a national conference that brings young people together to explore "how bicycling can be a legitimate and safe form of transportation for today’s youth." Rep. Nydia Velazquez will give the conference's keynote address on Saturday. Friday, 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, 10:00 a.m.

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