This Week: Safer 111th Street, and It’s Summer Streets Season

Assembly Member Francisco Moya and Queens Community Board 4 are opposed to a road diet that would make Corona’s 111th Street safer for thousands of people. On Wednesday, DOT will present its proposal at a public workshop hosted by Council Member Julissa Ferreras, who supports the project.

See more details below, along with the rest of this week’s calendar highlights, including a pair of big car-free streets events scheduled for this weekend.

  • Wednesday: The second of two workshops organized by Council Member Julissa Ferreras for a safer 111th Street in Corona. DOT has proposed a road diet and protected two-way bike lane for the wide, speed-inducing street, but two members of Queens CB 4 delayed the project in June. Assembly Member Francisco Moya is also opposed to making 111th Street safer for walking and biking. The plan is scheduled to go back to the community board in September. The workshop, where DOT will again present its proposal, starts at 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: The Department of City Planning hosts an open house for the Flushing West Neighborhood Planning Study, which aims to coordinate city services and investments in the area. 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: It’s the first week of Summer Streets 2015, along Park Avenue from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Sunday: Check out the first of three car-free events on consecutive Sundays along the Grand Concourse between 161st and 167th streets. Center lanes of the street will have music and other cultural and health-related activities. Boogie on the Boulevard Summer Sundays starts at noon.

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