This Week: Fighting for 111th Street, Celebrating Amsterdam Ave

Queens Community Board 4 still hasn’t voted for the redesign of 111th Street by Flushing Meadows Corona Park, a highway-like divided road that endangers neighborhood families trying to get to and from the park. Tomorrow, Mujeres en Movimiento, a group of Corona mothers who’ve mobilized for a redesign that shortens crossing distances and adds a two-way protected bike lane, make their case to CB 4 again.

One project where advocates finally overcame stubborn community board members is the new Amsterdam Avenue protected bike lane. Celebrate the new northbound bike route with a group ride on Wednesday.

Check the Streetsblog calendar for the full list of this week’s events.

  • Monday: DOT will present a plan for safety improvements on the Bronx side of the Randall’s Island Connector to Bronx Community Board 1’s Municipal Services Committee. 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: DOT will present a plan for bike lanes on Metropolitan Avenue and the Metropolitan Bridge to Brooklyn Community Board 1. 6 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: Mujeres en Movimiento will tell Queens Community Board 4 about why they support the 111th Street traffic calming project during the public comment section of its full board meeting. 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: After a long fight, Amsterdam Avenue finally has a protected bike lane between 72nd Street and 110th Street. Revel in the new street design with a celebratory ride on the newly-striped bike lane. 6 p.m.
  • Also Wednesday: Manhattan Community Board 4 will hear presentations on a number of projects, including an update from DOT on M23 Select Bus Service and a presentation from the MTA on the L train shutdown. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: The Jamaica Bay Greenway Coalition will host EDC and DOT to discuss bike lane improvements and ferry service coming to Jamaica Bay. 6:30 p.m.

Watch the calendar for updates. Drop us a line if you have an event we should know about.

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Candidates for Tuesday's District 11 special election include (from left) Eric Dinowitz, Jessica Haller and Mino Lora.

... And for District 11

|
Jessica Haller has the StreetsPAC endorsement. Eric Dinowitz, another top competitor, revealed through some of his comments why he did not. But let's let the candidates speak for themelsves!