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.


Big CB Meetings in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Starting Tonight

There are several important community board meetings scheduled this week in Manhattan and Brooklyn — two one of them tonight. Manhattan Community Board 7 is set to vote this evening on a DOT proposal to install curb extensions at 72nd Street and Riverside Drive. The plan is intended to slow traffic and reduce crossing distances for pedestrians […]

This Week: Jay Street, Riverside Drive, Morningside Avenue

This week kicks off with an opportunity to improve Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn, and continues with a proposal to enhance pedestrian safety along Riverside Drive, discussion of bus and street safety improvements at Harlem’s CB 10, and a quality-of-like panel in Kips Bay featuring city agencies and elected officials. Check the full calendar a complete […]

This Week: Safer Avenues in Brooklyn, Art Meets Transportation

The Streetsblog calendar kicks off the week with some important community meetings tonight. Get involved with selecting transportation projects for participatory budgeting in Brad Lander’s council district, or speak out in support of pedestrian safety on major thoroughfares in Bushwick and Bay Ridge. On Wednesday, Streetsblog Editor-in-Chief Ben Fried moderates a panel at the Old […]

This Week: Morningside Ave, Pulaski Bridge, Bed Stuy Slow Zone

Three community board meetings about street safety projects fill out the Streetsblog calendar this week. Here are the details: Monday: Last month, the CB 10 transportation committee didn’t field the quorum needed to vote on the city’s traffic-calming plan for Morningside Avenue. Tonight that project is back before the committee, which has seldom shown an […]