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This Week: Call for a Safer Grand Street Bike Lane

Last month, a hit-and-run driver struck and killed Matthew von Ohlen while he was riding in the Grand Street bike lane in Williamsburg. Tomorrow night at a special meeting of Brooklyn Community Board 1, von Ohlen's friends and family will ask DOT to explore upgrading Grand Street to a protected lane.

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

    • Monday and Tuesday: Transportation Alternatives is putting together a policy blueprint for better bicycling called BikeNYC 2020. Help get things started by sharing your ideas about the state of cycling in NYC with TA. RSVP requested. 6:30 p.m. both days.
    • Tuesday: Come to a special summer session of Brooklyn CB 1 and call for a safer street where Matthew von Ohlen was killed. Also at this meeting: DOT Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Keith Bray will present on the South Williamsburg Transportation Study. 6 p.m.
    • Saturday: This week's Summer Streets has something extra -- in a first, 60 blocks of the Financial District will be a shared streets zone with limited, low-speed car traffic. Summer Streets on Park/Lafayette: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shared Streets in FiDi: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Also Saturday: Walk Conduit Boulevard with Southern Queens Greenway organizers. 11 a.m.

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

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