This Week: Vision Zero, JSK Book Launch, Fixing Chrystie Street
Registration has closed for Transportation Alternatives’ 2016 Vision Zero Conference, coming up at the end of this week, but if you couldn’t snag a ticket there’s still plenty to do in the world of safe streets advocacy.
Former Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan is out with a new book, Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution, about how to make change happen on city streets. You can catch her at events on Wednesday or Thursday.
The highlight of the community board calendar is Tuesday, when DOT will present a plan for a protected bike lane on Chrystie Street to Manhattan CB 3.
Check the Streetsblog calendar for the full list of events.
- Monday: At tonight’s transportation committee meeting, Manhattan Community Board 6 will take up Vision Zero initiatives including the “proposed enhancement of existing Second Avenue bicycle lane from 34th Street to 59th Street.” Note that this will be an internal Community Board 6 discussion, and not a DOT presentation as Streetsblog had reported. 7 p.m.
- Tuesday: Manhattan CB 3’s transportation committee will hear DOT’s proposal to upgrade the bike lane on Chrystie Street to a two-way protected lane. DOT will also present a proposed bike route for Pitt Street between Grand Street and Houston Street. 6:30 p.m.
- Wednesday: Former NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan will speak about her new book alongside world traveler, musician, and bicycle diarist David Byrne at the Union Square Barnes & Noble. 7 p.m.
- Thursday and Friday: Leading street safety experts, advocates, and government officials converge at Transportation Alternatives’ 2016 Vision Zero Cities Conference. The deadline for registration has passed. The conference begins Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
- Also Thursday: One conference event that’s free and open to the public is Sadik-Khan’s book talk and party at Brooklyn Bowl. 6:45 p.m.
- Friday: DOT hosts an “interactive Vision Zero workshop” at St. Finbar Catholic Church in South Brooklyn. 10 a.m.
- Saturday: As part of a campaign for reduced fares for low-income riders, Riders Alliance volunteers will take to the subway platforms to collect stories from straphangers. 10:30 a.m.
Keep your eyes on the calendar for updates. Let us know if you have an event we should know about.