This Week: Hear From Candidates Vying to Succeed Tish James

A candidate forum for the City Council district currently represented by Tish James — which includes Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, and parts of Crown Heights — is the highlight on the Streetsblog calendar. Plus, lots of car-free events in Brooklyn coming up at the end of the week.

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

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Citi Bike Could Expand to 86th Street This Summer

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It looks like some parts of Manhattan north of 59th Street could be getting Citi Bike sooner than previously expected. At a town hall hosted by Council Member Helen Rosenthal last week, DOT Manhattan Borough Commissioner Margaret Forgione said Citi Bike would expand to 86th Street by August or September, and to 110th Street “probably in March,” […]

This Week: Speak Up for a Safer Fourth Avenue

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In June, Brooklyn Community Board 6 rejected a DOT proposal to calm traffic on deadly Fourth Avenue between Pacific and 15th Streets in Park Slope. The plan resulted from years of community activism, it has the backing of City Council Member Brad Lander and other community boards whose districts encompass Fourth Avenue, and it was overwhelmingly endorsed […]

This Week: Upgrading the Chrystie Street Bike Lane

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There’s no shortage of livable streets events this week. Preparations for Citi Bike expansion continue with presentations and planning workshops in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and street revamps are on the agenda for the Upper West Side, DUMBO, and Brownsville. In one intriguing development, the Manhattan Community Board 3 transportation committee is expected to take up […]

Speak Up If You Think Bike-Share Belongs in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill

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Remember the Fort Greene residents who complained last year that bike-share stations don’t belong in their historic, landmarked neighborhood — even though you can find cobalt-blue Volvos and banana-yellow, late-model Beemers taking up the curb on those same blocks? Well, they apparently haven’t been convinced that public bikes belong on the street as much as […]

This Week: One More Chance to Defend the PPW Bike Lane

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If you want to relive the excitement of last October’s rally for the redesigned Prospect Park West, when supporters swamped the opposition, or if you couldn’t make the rally and wish you had the chance to stand with other Brooklynites who support safer streets, we have good news. There is one more public forum to […]