This Week: Safer Routes to Flushing Meadows Corona Park
The street safety plan for 111th Street in Queens and bike-share station planning in East Harlem are the two big calendar items during this holiday-shortened week.
Here are the highlights — check the Streetsblog calendar for the full slate of events:
- Tuesday: The City Council transportation committee is holding a hearing on a pair of administration-backed bills that would slow down the number of new for-hire vehicle licenses while the city studies congestion in the Manhattan Core over the next year. 10 a.m.
- Also Tuesday: Council Member Julissa Ferreras is hosting a town hall meeting on a DOT plan for a road diet, protected bike lane, and new crosswalks on 111th Street in Corona next to Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The plan has run into opposition from some Queens Community Board 4 members and Assembly Member Francisco Moya. 4 p.m.
- More Tuesday: DOT and Citi Bike are hosting a public workshop with Manhattan Community Board 11 to plan bike-share station locations in East Harlem. 6 p.m.
- Thursday: The Transportation Alternatives Manhattan activist committee is hosting its monthly meeting to discuss advocacy priorities and progress for safer streets. 6:30 p.m.
Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.