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This Week: Will DOT Present a Bolder Plan for LIC Streets?

With Labor Day come and gone, community board meetings are starting to pick up again. On Thursday, Queens Community Board 2 will hear an update from DOT on the Long Island City/Hunters Point reconstruction project, which will rebuild the neighborhood’s streets for the first time in a century. So far DOT has failed to include major redesigns like a protected bike lane on 11th Street, the most direct connection between the Pulaski Bridge and the Queensboro Bridge. Update: DOT will present on the project to CB 2 in October.

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

  • Tuesday: Transportation Alternatives’ Queens committee holds its monthly meeting. 6:30 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: T.A.’s new South Brooklyn committee meets in Bay Ridge. 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: On the agenda of Manhattan CB 8’s transportation committee — making a block of E. 76th Street for recess and lunch at the Wagner School, and relocating the Citi Bike station on E. 91st Street. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: Queens CB 2 holds its monthly meeting and will hear from DOT about the Long Island City street reconstruction. 7 p.m.

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

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