This Week: The Media’s Role in NYC Street Safety

If you believe New York’s local press can do a better job covering traffic violence and street safety issues, the event for you is happening Thursday. The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and the American Society of News Editors are putting on a roundtable discussion “about the state of pedestrian safety in NYC, how it’s covered, how we talk about it in our communities, and what further information we seek.” Hear what NYC media pros, including Streetsblog’s Stephen Miller, think about how the press handles traffic safety issues. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Here’s the whole slate of events on the Streetsblog calendar this week:

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

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

This Week: NYPD Traffic Safety and De Blasio, Astoria Bike-Share

|
It’s a busy week on the Streetsblog calendar, including a panel discussion on NYPD’s traffic safety agenda and events to demand action after two young lives were lost to traffic violence. Be sure to check the full calendar for a complete listing of events. Here are some highlights: Tuesday: Transportation Alternatives and NYU’s Rudin Center are hosting a panel […]

This Week: First Vision Zero Workshops, Woodhaven SBS

|
The de Blasio administration’s Vision Zero initiative enters a new phase this week with the first public workshops where New Yorkers can tell agency officials how they want to make their neighborhood streets safer. If you have ideas about which streets need to be improved and how, these workshops are your chance to shape the […]

This Week: Safer Biking at Qboro Bridge, Faster 125th St. Buses

|
There are a lot of community board meetings on the Streetsblog calendar this week where you can lend your support to livable streets projects, including an important one tonight about safety improvements near the Manhattan Side of the Queensboro Bridge. Later this week, there’s also a Democratic mayoral candidate forum in Brooklyn where you can […]

This Week: Remembering Michael Ameri

|
When he was commanding officer of the 78th Precinct in Brooklyn, the late Michael Ameri made the streets around his precinct house function better for walking and biking, and he started up monthly public meetings devoted to street safety issues. Later today, Ameri, who committed suicide earlier this month, will be remembered at a ceremony preceding the 78th Precinct Community Council meeting. For […]