This Week: Traffic-Calming in Brooklyn and Upper Manhattan

If you haven’t yet decided whom you’ll be voting for tomorrow, have a look at our comprehensive guide to where the mayoral candidates stand on critical transportation issues. While the primaries are no doubt the biggest event of the week, here’s what else is happening on the Streetsblog Calendar:

  • Today: The transportation committee of Brooklyn Community Board 9 will discuss what issues should be considered for the reconstruction of Empire Boulevard, which will include traffic and safety enhancements at Utica and Washington Avenues. 7 p.m.
  • Today: The redesign of Fourth Avenue and DOT speed camera sitings are on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Brooklyn Community Board 10 transpo committee, which will also hear from NYS DOT on the rehabilitation of the 69th Street Bridge over the Belt Parkway. 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Vote!
  • Wednesday: Responding to locals’ concerns about speeding motorists, DOT will present plans for traffic-calming on Morningside Avenue in Morningside Heights. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: At a Rudin Center breakfast event called “Looking Ahead: A Context for the Next Twenty Year Needs,” William Wheeler, MTA director of special project development and planning, will talk about changing ridership patterns and growing demand for transit. 8:30 a.m. RSVP requested.
  • Saturday: There are two car-free Weekend Walks events this weekend. The first is on Hamilton Place between W. 136th and 137th Streets in Manhattan, on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hosted by the Columbus Avenue BID.
  • Sunday: The Montague Street BID hosts Summer Space from noon to 5 p.m., on Montague between Clinton and Hicks Streets.

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


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Mandatory parking minimums raise construction costs, restrict the supply of housing, and help put rents out of reach. Photo: Google Street View

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