This Week: Get Involved in Woodhaven Boulevard SBS

On Wednesday, DOT will hold a second workshop on Select Bus Service for Woodhaven Boulevard. The chair of the Community Board 9 transportation committee, Kenichi Wilson, told the Queens Courier last week that he opposes dedicated lanes for Woodhaven Boulevard buses, which he said would impede double parking in front of businesses and “create more congestion.” Given that community board opposition and inaction played a significant role in watering down bus improvements on 125th Street in Harlem, it is imperative that advocates of better bus service on Woodhaven get involved in planning this SBS route. Wednesday’s forum starts at 7 p.m. Details are here.

More highlights from this week’s calendar:

  • Tuesday: At a transportation committee meeting for Brooklyn CB 8, DOT will discuss a study for pedestrian improvements on Atlantic Avenue from Ralph Avenue to Vanderbilt Avenue, as well as four proposed bike corrals on Vanderbilt. 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday: The Queens CB 5 transpo committee will take up city bus service, updates on bridge capital projects (specifics here), and traffic safety concerns. 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: The Transportation Alternatives Brooklyn Activist Committee, along with dozens of community partners, local leaders, and community boards, will host a Vision Zero street safety forum. Share your local expertise, concerns, and ideas on the best ways to make Brooklyn streets safer for everyone. 6:30 p.m. RSVP requested.
  • Wednesday: Woodhaven Boulevard Select Bus Service forum, concerning corridor design and stop locations along the route. 7 p.m.
  • Also Wednesday: City Council Member Ben Kallos will hold a forum on Upper East Side bike lanes. 6:30 p.m. RSVP requested.
  • Thursday: DOT and NYPD will host a Vision Zero workshop focusing on pedestrian safety in Staten Island. 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: The City Council transportation committee holds a hearing on proposed legislation to relax alternate-side parking rules and extend the federal transit tax benefit to more NYC commuters. 10 a.m.
  • Friday: Join Council Member Carlos Menchaca and DOT, along with U.S. Representative Nydia Velazquez, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, and Assembly Member Felix Ortiz, for a discussion of Vision Zero in Red Hook. 7 p.m.
  • Saturday: Join TA at Oye Corona for an interactive outreach day, complete with maps, photo-petitioning, and giveaways, in preparation for the upcoming Corona and Jackson Heights Vision Zero workshop. Noon to 5 p.m.

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