This Week: Shaping the Streets of Downtown Far Rockaway
City Hall has set aside $9 million to improve streets near Mott Avenue in Downtown Far Rockaway. Ideas floated earlier this year include several pedestrian safety and public space enhancements. But word is the project doesn’t do much for cycling, despite the need for safer biking conditions on streets like Beach Channel Drive. It’s not too late to shape the project: The city and Council Member Donovan Richards are holding a hearing tomorrow to collect ideas from local residents.
Check the Streetsblog calendar for the full list of this week’s events.
- Monday: Outgoing Assembly Member Jim Brennan is among the honorees at the Riders Alliance’s annual gala. 6:30 p.m.
- Tuesday: Council Member Donavan Richards and NYC EDC host a “public scoping hearing” on the future of Downtown Far Rockaway. 6:30 p.m.
- Tuesday: Brooklyn Community Board 2’s transportation committee will discuss four new Citi Bike station locations in Boerum Hill. 6 p.m.
- Wednesday: DOT reports to the Manhattan CB 4 transportation committee about recent from DOT at its monthly meeting. 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday: Transit officials from D.C. and New York discuss challenges facing their cities at a Transit Museum panel. 6 p.m.
- Saturday: This year’s TransportationCamp NYC is happening all day at City College. 9 a.m.
- Sunday: At the Atlantic Antic street festival, you can help the “People First on Atlantic Avenue” campaign advocate for safer conditions for walking and biking. 12 p.m.