This Week: 37th Street Greenway Link, Rethink Jay Street
Lots of public meetings this week about street safety and transit improvements in various stages of development. The one where you can have the most immediate impact: Tonight, the Manhattan Community Board 6 transportation committee considers a DOT proposal for a safer route to the East River Greenway in Midtown.
Here are the highlights. Check the Streetsblog calendar for the full slate of events:
- Today: The Department of City Planning will discuss its draft recommendations for the Western Queens Transportation Study [PDF], covering Astoria and Long Island City. 4:30 p.m.
- Also Today: The Manhattan Community Board 6 transportation committee will consider a revised plan from DOT for a two-way bike path on East 37th Street. 7 p.m. (The full board could also take up the issue at its meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m.)
- Tuesday: New York City College of Technology hosts a symposium on Downtown Brooklyn that features a panel on rethinking Jay Street. 6 p.m.
- Also Tuesday: DOT and MTA host the second of two initial workshops on Select Bus Service between Jamaica and Flushing. 6 p.m.
- Wednesday: Join Riders Alliance for a training on how to work with elected officials for better transit, featuring Andrew Gounardes, general counsel and senior policy advisor to Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday: Former Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch sits down for a conversation with WNYC Senior Editor Andrea Bernstein at the New York Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn. 7 p.m.
Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.