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This Week: Jax Heights Street Safety, Brooklyn Gateway Panel

1:05 PM EDT on March 11, 2013

This week offers opportunities to speak up for safer streets in Jackson Heights, Greenwood Heights and Windsor Terrace, and central Brooklyn. In addition, Saturday's presentation on the BK Gateway Vision Plan features a panel response from federal, state, and local officials. Here are the details:

    • Tuesday: Join Council Member Daniel Dromm, the Jackson Heights Green Alliance, and Transportation Alternatives for the Jackson Heights Traffic Safety Forum. Participants will work with DOT and NYPD representatives in the wake of the death of 11 year-old Miguel Torres. 6:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday: The transportation committee of Brooklyn Community Board 7 is holding a meeting to discuss seven requests for traffic calming speed humps in Greenwood Heights and Windsor Terrace. 6:30 p.m.
    • Also Tuesday: Queens Community Board 4 will hear a presentation from DOT for a bike corral on 82nd Street between Roosevelt and Baxter Avenues. 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday: Ben Kabak of Second Avenue Sagas and Gene Russianoff of the Straphangers Campaign discuss MTA funding sources, debunking common misconceptions and shedding light on possibilities for the future. 6:30 p.m.
    • More Wednesday: Brooklyn Community Board 14's transportation committee will discuss bike routes with DOT, while the Department of Design and Construction will present a preliminary report on a project to bring neckdowns to Church Avenue, from Flatbush Avenue to Coney Island Avenue. 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday: Join the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, in collaboration with a host of advocacy and community partners, for a panel discussion on the BK Gateway Vision Plan, which seeks to address major transportation and land use challenges facing the neighborhoods of northwest Brooklyn. Space is limited; please RSVP to Ryan Lynch. 10:30 a.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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