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This Week: Vision Zero, Ped Safety on Park Ave and 155th Street

12:35 PM EDT on May 19, 2014

Heading into Memorial Day weekend, the Streetsblog calendar shows no signs of letting up, with Vision Zero events in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens; a presentation of the Move NY fair toll plan in western Queens; and traffic calming proposals from DOT in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

For the full complement of events, check the Streetsblog calendar. Here are the highlights:

    • Monday: Transportation Alternatives is hosting a Vision Zero traffic safety forum in Bushwick with local elected officials and community groups. Bring your ideas for how to make neighborhood streets safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers. 6 p.m.
    • Also Monday: Join the Jackson Heights Beautification Group for a presentation of the Move NY fair toll plan by "Gridlock" Sam Schwartz, with a  focus on how the plan affects Queens. 6:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday: DOT will present a pedestrian safety plan for Park Avenue in Clinton Hill and Fort Greene to Brooklyn Community Board 2's transportation committee. 6 p.m.
    • Also Tuesday: DOT will also be presenting a traffic-calming proposal for Franklin Avenue to Brooklyn CB 9's full board, as well as data from the Fourth Avenue road diet to CB 7's transportation committee. Both meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday: A DOT forum with Manhattan Community Boards 10, 11, and 12 will consider proposed safety improvements at Saint Nicholas Place, West 155th Street, and Edgecombe Avenue. 6 p.m.
    • Also Wednesday: DOT continues its series of Vision Zero pedestrian safety workshops with an event in Queens. Offer your ideas about how to fix dangerous streets in the borough. 6:30 p.m.
    • Thursday: Transportation Alternatives follows up its Bushwick Vision Zero forum with another forum in Greenpoint. Bring your ideas for how to make neighborhood streets safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers. 6 p.m.
    • Also Thursday: The city's Vision Zero town hall series continues at Lehman College in the Bronx with local elected officials and agency representatives. 6:30 p.m.

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

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