This Week: Verrazano Bike Path, Safer 155th Street

This week, speak up for complete streets in Chelsea, safety fixes at a major intersection in Washington Heights, and a bike-pedestrian path on the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.

And don’t forget, The Streets Ball is next Thursday, the 23rd — get your tickets while you can!

Here are the highlights. Check the Streetsblog calendar for the full slate of events:

  • Tuesday: Assembly Member Linda B. Rosenthal hosts a bike safety forum with DOT, the 20th Precinct, the Riverside Park Conservancy, and Transportation Alternatives. 2 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: Council Member Brad Lander’s participatory budgeting neighborhood assembly will focus on streets and transit. Weigh in on how to spend city capital dollars and discuss the neighborhood’s transportation issues. 6:30 p.m.
  • More Tuesday: The Manhattan Community Board 9 transportation committee may vote on DOT’s traffic safety plan for the complex intersection on the Manhattan side of the 155th Street Bridge. (CB 12’s transportation committee voted unanimously in support last week.) 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: The Manhattan Community Board 4 transportation committee will take up a request for DOT to study “complete streets” treatments like protected bike lanes and pedestrian islands on Seventh Avenue in Chelsea. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: The new commanding officer of the 78th Precinct will be on hand for a meeting of the Brooklyn Community Board 6 transportation committee. On the agenda: a request for a bike corral at the precinct house and a presentation by DOT about the effect of Park SMART on Atlantic Avenue. 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: Join the Harbor Ring Committee on the grounds of Staten Island’s Alice Austen House to rally for a bike-pedestrian path across the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. 11 a.m.
  • Also Saturday: DOT is hosting a meeting to gather ideas for the permanent design of Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights. 2 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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