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 Stone House in Brooklyn about the intersection between art and transportation planning.

Here are some highlights from this week’s livable streets calendar:

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

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