This Week: DOT Shows Fourth Avenue Plan With Protected Bike Lanes to CB 7
Earlier this year, DOT presented a conceptual design to reconstruct Brooklyn’s Fourth Avenue including protected bike lanes. This week the agency begins showing the project to community boards, with a presentation tonight at Brooklyn CB 7.
The reconstruction of Fourth Avenue between 65th Street and Atlantic Avenue is an important opportunity to add safe bike infrastructure to a major street that sorely needs it. DOT safety projects in 2012 and 2013 successfully calmed traffic on Fourth Avenue and reduced traffic injuries, especially for pedestrians, but didn’t include bikeways.
A permanent reconstruction can either create an extremely useful low-stress bike connection between the neighborhoods of western Brooklyn, or it could make such a connection nearly impossible for another generation.
After months of public meetings and outreach, DOT brings its Fourth Avenue plan to the Brooklyn Community Board 7 transportation committee tonight.
Check the full calendar for more info on these and other events.
- Today: DOT presents its Fourth Avenue plan to the CB 7 transportation committee. 4201 4th Avenue (entrance on 43rd Street), Brooklyn, 11232. 7 p.m.
- Thursday: The City Council transportation committee holds an oversight hearing on the L Train shutdown. City Hall. 10 a.m.
- Also Thursday: TransitCenter hosts its second annual holiday TransitSlam — “a ruthless competition where presenters compete for audience applause and prizes.” 1 Whitehall Street, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10004. 6 p.m.
Watch the calendar for updates. Drop us a line if you have an event we should know about.