This Week: Council Takes Up Hit-and-Run, Bike Task Force Bills

On Wednesday, the City Council transportation committee will discuss a slate of bills, including one to increase penalties for hit-and-run drivers and another calling for the creation of a bike safety task force. We’ll have more coverage before the hearing.

Here are the rest of this week’s calendar highlights. Check the calendar for complete listings.

  • Today: At a meeting of the Brooklyn CB 1 transportation committee, DOT will present a proposal to convert East Williamsburg’s Waterbury Street, which currently runs two-way between Meserole Street and Grand Street, to one-way northbound. 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: DOT holds a workshop to gather feedback on improving street safety for seniors in Bath Beach. 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday: Manhattan CB 3, NYPD, DOT, Council Member Margaret Chin, and State Senator Daniel Squadron host a town hall meeting about interstate bus companies operating in Lower Manhattan neighborhoods. 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: The City Council transportation committee will hold a hearing on bills to increase penalties for drivers who leave the scene of a crash, create a bicycle safety task force, and make it easier for the city to remove abandoned bikes. 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday: The Manhattan CB 8 transportation committee will hear from NYC EDC on ferry service and discuss the redesign of the 81st Street pedestrian bridge. 6:30 p.m.

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

  • Alexander Vucelic

    bike safety task force = anti-bike hate group

  • Maggie

    I have the same question as Alexander Vucelic. What’s the goal of this bicycle safety task force. Is this aimed at making NYC safe for people on bicycles?

  • stairbob

    Is this the INT for the task force?

    http://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=1687975&GUID=F2F5F3E4-6792-4DCA-B051-117BC84C48F1

    The text is somewhat encouraging, if so.

  • walknseason

    Any time this city makes a “task force” you can be sure its to enforce the status quo and the powerful at the cost of the rest of us…

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