This Week: Safer Walking and Biking Across the Harlem River
With few exceptions, getting across the Harlem River bridges isn’t exactly convenient or safe if you’re walking or biking. To fix that, a series of four DOT workshops to gather ideas about improving access between the Bronx and Manhattan kicks off this week. The meetings will inform the recommendations in DOT’s Harlem River Bridges Access Plan, to be released next year.
Here are the highlights. Check the Streetsblog calendar for the full listing of events:
- Monday: DOT’s first Harlem River bridges workshop considers Manhattan streets south of the Macombs Dam Bridge. 6:30 p.m.
- Tuesday: Pedestrian safety improvements for the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Parkside Avenue, at a key entrance to Prospect Park, go before Brooklyn Community Board 9. 6:00 p.m.
- More Tuesday: The second Harlem River Bridges workshop will look at Bronx streets south of the Macombs Dam bridge. 6:30 p.m.
- Also Tuesday: Brooklyn Community Board 1, where car storage tends to be of paramount concern, will turn its attention to proposed bike corrals and the Union Avenue Plaza. 6:30 p.m.
- Wednesday: DOT will give an update on the 108th Street bike lane project, which will improve access to the Jamaica Bay Greenway, to Brooklyn Community Board 18. 7:00 p.m.
Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.