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This Week: Bike to Work Day, Better Crown Heights Buses

1:31 PM EDT on May 12, 2014

There's a lot happening on the Streetsblog calendar this week. You can offer your ideas on Vision Zero initiatives for Harlem and the Bronx, organize for better buses in Crown Heights, and advocate for a safer Queens Boulevard. Plus, don't forget: Friday is Bike to Work Day.

The full complement of events is at the Streetsblog calendar. Here are the highlights:

    • Tuesday: Harlem's Community Board 10 is hosting the first of two Vision Zero workshops to gather input on the neighborhood's traffic safety priorities. 6 p.m.
    • Also Tuesday: Bronx Community Board 8 is scheduled to vote on Van Cortlandt Park's 20 Year Master Plan. New York Cycle Club is asking the public to show up in support of the plan, which includes numerous trail upgrades. 7:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday: Transportation Alternatives activists will be asking Queens Community Board 6 to pass a resolution in support of having DOT redesign Queens Boulevard as a complete street. 7:30 p.m.
    • Thursday: The city's Vision Zero workshops come to the Bronx with an event at Hostos Community College where you can weigh in on how to improve street safety in your neighborhood. 6:30 p.m.
    • Also Thursday: City & State is hosting a panel on the state of New York's transportation infrastructure, including state DOT Commissioner Joan McDonald, MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast, and Lori Ardito of NYC DOT. 8 a.m.
    • Also Friday: It's Bike to Work Day! Join Transportation Alternatives for the Bike Home From Work Party, transforming DUMBO into a festival of bike commuting with pop-up shops, food, a beer garden, and more. 6:30 p.m.
    • Sunday: The Jamaica Bay Greenway Coalition is meeting to discuss next steps after DOT's recent workshops. 10:30 a.m.
    • Also Sunday: Ride the bus in Crown Heights? Join Riders Alliance at this meeting to plan the next steps in the advocacy campaign for faster bus service in the neighborhood. 1 p.m.

Also, here's a heads-up for a conference later this month: The Walk-Bike New York Symposium is scheduled for May 21 and 22 in Suffern. Join 200 attendees from across the state to learn about creating walkable and bikeable communities.

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

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