This Week: Vigil for Vision Zero

On Tuesday, Families for Safe Streets will bring New Yorkers to Union Square to honor people lost to traffic violence. With close to 1,000 people pledged to attend, it promises to be an important Vision Zero event.

Vigil details below, along with more from this week’s calendar.

  • Monday: The Jamaica Bay Greenway Coalition meets to discuss results from DOT’s Phase III workshops and to see a presentation on a pedestrian pathway from East New York to the Jamaica Bay waterfront via Conduit Avenue. 6:30 p.m. Click for RSVP info.
  • Tuesday: Families for Safe Streets will hold a Vigil for Vision Zero in Union Square. The group hopes to turn out 1,000 New Yorkers to rally for safer streets. 7 p.m. RSVP here.
  • Wednesday: DOT will present pedestrian safety improvements for the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Parkside Avenue, a key entrance to Prospect Park, to Brooklyn CB 9. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: Riders Alliance, the folks who brought you Cardboard Cut-Out Cuomo, will hold a strategy session for improving the C train. 7 p.m. RSVP requested.

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

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