Tonight’s candidate forum for the 33rd City Council district, which covers the Brooklyn neighborhoods closest to the East River, bears special significance for livable streets policy. Outgoing rep David Yassky was an early supporter of congestion pricing in the City Council and later carried the banner for the Bicycle Access Bill, which passed earlier this […]
Here’s some good news: The Brooklyn Paper reports that livable streets advocate Teresa Toro has been reinstated as chair of the transportation committee at Brooklyn Community Board 1.
The Kent Ave. bike lane at work. Photo: New York Times Supporters of the besieged Kent Avenue bike lane made a strong showing at last night’s meeting of Brooklyn Community Board 1. About 150 people showed up, says Transportation Alternatives’ Elena Santogade, and of the 60 or so speakers, only three opposed the current configuration. […]
The reinstalled detour sign on Kent Avenue. Photo via Gothamist. The controversy over the new bike lanes on Kent Avenue in Williamsburg (which recently resulted in the ouster of livable streets activist Teresa Toro as chair of the CB1 transportation committee) was chronicled in the New York Times over the weekend: New York City has […]
Teresa Toro, one of New York City’s most productive livable streets activists in recent years, has been deposed as chair of Brooklyn Community Board 1’s Transportation Committee. CB1 covers the Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods of Brooklyn and has recently been embroiled in bitter fighting over the new bike lanes on Kent Avenue. CB1’s executive committee […]
Manhattan Community Board 4’s transportation committee unanimously approved DOT’s plan to install a physically-separated bike path on Eighth Avenue in Lower Manhattan. The committee enthusiastically recommended the plan to the full board on Wednesday. The board then voted to ignore their own committee and block the plan. Apparently, some members feel that complete streets and […]