This Week: Community Board Action in Brooklyn and Queens

DOT will make presentations for street improvements in Brooklyn and Queens this week, and Transportation Alternatives will hold a community board sign-up in Staten Island. Here are the calendar highlights — a lot the action is packed into Tuesday:

  • Tuesday: City & State and the Rockefeller Foundation will host the “NYC Transportation of Tomorrow” forum, where policy leaders will examine how to achieve greater transportation equity in New York City. With a keynote address from Pratt Center Policy Director Joan Byron. Free registration required. 8 a.m.
  • Tuesday: DOT will present the final design for the Brooklyn Bridge Gateway Reconstruction Project, which promises to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists accessing the Brooklyn Bridge, to the Brooklyn CB 2 transportation committee. 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday: DOT will present a proposal to improve safety at the intersection of 48th and Greenpoint Avenues to Queens CB 2. 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: At a meeting of the Brooklyn CB 1 transportation committee, DOT will present plans for a road diet to reduce speeding on Kent Avenue between Williamsburg Street West and Clymer Street. DOT will also provide an update on the Pulaski Bridge bike lane. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: At Transportation Alternatives’ Staten Island Community Board Join-Up, current community board members will share their stories about joining their board and changing New York City’s streets. Representatives from the City Council and the borough president’s office will attend to help with the application process, and a notary public will be on hand to certify applications on the spot. 6:30 p.m.

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

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