This Week: Woodhaven Boulevard SBS — The Next Chapter
Select Bus Service on Woodhaven Boulevard will speed up travel times for 30,000 daily bus passengers and bring much-needed safety improvements to one of the city’s most dangerous roads.
Because it reallocates street space from cars to buses, the project has met some resistance that prompted DOT to scale back the initial plan. Despite those setbacks, the Woodhaven SBS project retains the promise of faster, more reliable bus service and significant pedestrian safety gains.
On Wednesday, DOT will hold the last of its most recent round of public meetings on the project. If you care about faster buses and safer crossings along Woodhaven Boulevard, make sure your voice gets heard.
Check the Streetsblog calendar for a full list of this week’s events. Here are the highlights:
- Tonight: DOT will present a proposal to Manhattan Community Board 5 for improvements to the bicycle network around Union Square. 6 p.m.
- Tuesday: The Riders Alliance meets at its SoHo office to plan next steps for its campaign for discounted fares for low income bus and subway riders. 7 p.m.
- Wednesday: DOT hosts the last of this month’s three public meetings on the Woodhaven Select Bus Service project. 6 p.m.
- Also Wednesday: Transportation Alternatives’ Upper Manhattan Activist Committee holds its monthly meeting. 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday: If you missed Tuesday’s meeting, Riders Alliance will hold another #FairFares planning meeting — this time in the Bronx. 6:30 p.m.
- Also Thursday: TA’s Brooklyn Activist Committee holds its monthly meeting. 7 p.m.
Keep your eyes on the calendar for updates. Let us know if you have an event you’d like to see added.