This Week: Protected Bike Lanes, Crash Maps, Bike-Friendly Biz

The week kicks off with community board meetings about protected bike lanes in Brooklyn and Manhattan today, followed on Tuesday by a panel on bike-friendly business districts. On Thursday, the City Council’s transportation committee considers a bill that would create a traffic crash map, while the State Senate’s transportation committee talks MTA budgets. Thursday afternoon, join a one-day plaza uptown on 150th Street.

Here are some of this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Monday: Manhattan Community Board 6’s transportation committee is expected to vote on a plan to fill the gap in the Second Avenue protected bike lane from 23rd to 14th Streets, which is currently a buffered bike lane. The committee will also discuss recommended locations for speed cameras. 7:00 p.m.
  • Also Monday: Brooklyn CB 9’s transportation committee will discuss requests to convert the existing buffered bike lane on Lincoln Road to a protected path, and to install a new bike lane on Franklin Avenue from Eastern Parkway to Empire Boulevard. 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: The International Downtown Association’s annual conference includes a panel on bike-friendly business districts, featuring local and national bike advocates, as well as representatives of business improvement districts in Brooklyn, San Diego, and Washington, DC. 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Manhattan CB 6 is expected to vote on the plan to complete the Second Avenue protected bike lane considered at Monday’s transportation committee meeting (see above). 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: The City Council’s transportation committee will hold a hearing on three pieces of legislation: A bill requiring the installation of speed humps on streets adjacent to public schools, a bill permitting right-hand turns from bus lanes, and a bill requiring the city to create and maintain a website detailing traffic crash data. 10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday: The New York State Senate’s transportation committee will hold a hearing in Manhattan on the MTA’s capital spending plan and operating budget. 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday: Harlem Community Development Corporation is hosting a one-day plaza at West 150th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard as part of its campaign to bring a permanent pedestrian plaza to the site. 12:00 p.m. Update: This event has been delayed until October 17 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. because of weather.

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

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