This Week: The Revised Plan for a Safer Meeker Avenue

After DOT presented a safety proposal for Meeker Avenue last month that did not include bike infrastructure, locals called for a more thorough plan. DOT is set to bring the updated proposal back to the CB 1 transportation committee on Tuesday.

This week’s action kicks off tonight, when Vornado looks to get support from Manhattan CB 5 to bring back last year’s public spaces experiments around Penn Station and make them permanent.

Here are the highlights — you’ll find more events on the Streetsblog calendar.

  • Monday: Vornado, the 34th Street Partnership, and DOT will seek a resolution from Manhattan CB 5 committee members in support of permanent public space improvements near Penn Station. 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Riders Alliance is bringing together Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, State Senator Dan Squadron, Assembly Member Walter T. Mosley, and MTA reps for a “C Train Full Line Review Q&A.” Sign up here to submit questions. 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: DOT comes back to the Brooklyn CB 1 transportation committee with its proposal for changes along Meeker Avenue. DOT’s original proposal included no bike infrastructure. 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: DOT comes back to the Brooklyn CB 8 transportation committee with a plan for east-west bike lanes and sharrows on St. Johns Place and Sterling Place in Prospect Heights and Crown Heights. 7 p.m.
  • Friday: Get your wonk on at a book talk about “Road Traffic Congestion: A Concise Guide.” 10 a.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Contact us if you have an event we should know about.

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