Speak Up for Safer Streets in Brooklyn and the Bronx

This week, there are important DOT workshops concerning major streets in Brooklyn — Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge and Broadway from Myrtle Avenue to the Williamsburg Bridge. There’s also a community board meeting to reconsider a bike corral the board had already approved.

Also this week: In the Bronx, the MTA will hold a hearing on potential new Metro-North service, and Community Board 8 will hear from DOT on pedestrian access to Williamsbridge Oval Park.

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

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Community Board 2 Transportation Committee Hearing

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