DOT on Grand Army Plaza, PSW on Complete Streets

This week’s calendar highlights include discussion of congestion in the Bronx, safer streets in Brooklyn and Manhattan, a complete streets panel and two events on the future of urban planning.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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A Livable Streets Exhibition Opens in Brooklyn

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This Thursday will be the opening reception of "Livable Streets in Brooklyn," an exhibition at the Brooklyn Public Library. There will be a presentation by the Grand Army Plaza Coalition (GAPco) about the community-driven process that has been underway to re-envision Grand Army Plaza. And the Department of Transportation will discuss its recently announced plans […]

This Week: Meet the DOT Traffic Taming Team

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Tomorrow, DOT’s Citi Bike demonstration series comes to Union Square Park, while on Wednesday NYMTC brings you the pedestrian planners behind the new Grand Army Plaza and other traffic-calming projects. Details below, along with the rest of this week’s calendar highlights. Tuesday: Bike-share demo, Union Square Park. Noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday: The New York […]

This Week: Defend the Prospect Park West Bike Lane

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It’s an exceptionally busy week on the Streetsblog calendar. The action intensifies on Thursday morning, when supporters of safer Brooklyn streets will gather at Grand Army Plaza to defend the Prospect Park West bike lane from opponents who want to remove it and roll back the traffic-calmed PPW to its former three-lane speedway configuration. Turning […]

The Other Livable Streets Showdown in Park Slope Tomorrow

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By now you’ve probably heard about the big rally to defend the Prospect Park West bike lane tomorrow morning. Everyone who can attend should make every effort to get to Grand Army Plaza at 8:00 a.m. and show how deep the support for the PPW re-design runs. There’s another event happening tomorrow that has big […]

Grand Plans for Brooklyn’s Iconic Public Space

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In all of the uproar over DOT’s various transportation proposals for Park Slope last month (One Way? No Way! and 9th Street) this Grand Army Plaza project managed to slip beneath the radar. That’s too bad because it’s a really thoughtful and detailed piece of planning work that will help connect neighborhoods and improve the […]