This Week: Francisco Moya’s 111th Street Town Hall

There’s a lot of weighty stuff on the calendar this week, including presentations and public meetings on street improvements in Upper Manhattan, on the Upper East Side, and on 111th Street in Corona. Plus the City Council transportation committee will have a hearing on proposed legislation concerning bus safety and daylighting intersections.

Highlights below. Check the calendar for complete listings.

  • Today: Manhattan CB 10 and the DOT will lead a walkthrough for a safety improvement proposal near Lenox Avenue and 145th Street. If you can’t attend, you can still send comments to the community board email addresses found here. 6 p.m.
  • Today: The Brooklyn CB 10 transportation committee will host a presentation by the Department of Design and Construction on the Owl’s Head Connector, the Brooklyn Greenway segment that will run along Second Avenue from 58th Street to Wakeman Place and along Wakeman Place from Second Avenue to Owl’s Head Park. 7 p.m.
  • Today: Assembly Member Francisco Moya is organizing a town hall on a project for 111th Street in Corona that would shorten pedestrian crossing distances, add parking, and install a protected bikeway next to Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Assembly Member Moya has previously opposed the project. 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Another Lenox Avenue/145th Street walkthrough. 9 a.m.
  • Wednesday: The City Council transportation committee will hold a hearing on several street-safety initiatives, including bills introduced by Committee Chairman Ydanis Rodriguez aimed at improving the safety of pedestrians and cyclists along bus routes, daylighting intersections with curb extensions, and eliminating MTA bus blind spots, as well as legislation introduced by Council Member Antonio Reynoso that would require wheel guards on MTA buses. 10 a.m.

  • Wednesday: The Manhattan CB 8 transportation committee will discuss proposed pedestrian safety improvements for 63rd Street and Third Avenue; 66th Street and Third Avenue; 72nd Street and Third Avenue; and 66th Street and Second Avenue. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: The Brooklyn CB 14 transportation committee will host a presentation by the DOT on the Flatbush Avenue Congested Corridor Project. 7 p.m.
  • Friday: The SUNY University Transportation Research Center hosts “Innovation and Disruption in Urban Mobility,” a discussion on the impact of “new forms of mobility emerging in the urban transportation environment,” with professor Susan Shaheen.  9 a.m. RSVP requested.
  • Saturday: Momentum is building for adding pedestrian and bike access to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Join Transportation Alternatives, the Harbor Ring Committee, elected officials, and community leaders for a rally in support of building a pedestrian and bicycling path on the VNB. 12 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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