This Week: Swedes Talk Vision Zero, Plus Ferries!

How does New York City’s version of Vision Zero compare to the original Swedish model? Two events on this week’s calendar will bring Swedes to the city to talk Vision Zero policy and design. Also this week, the de Blasio administration moves forward with a plan to add ferry service.

  • Today: Ferries serve fewer people at much greater cost than other forms of transit, and electeds can’t get enough of them. Mayor de Blasio and NYC EDC are embarking on a plan to expand ferry service citywide. This evening EDC will host a scoping session at Brooklyn Borough Hall. 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday: On the agenda for the Queens CB 5 transportation committee: street resurfacings, light rail, freight rail, and a review of traffic safety issues and public requests. 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: International trade group Business Sweden will host a Vision Zero seminar, featuring local and Swedish political and business interests who will discuss the implementation of Vision Zero in NYC. 8:30 a.m. Registration required.
  • Thursday: More Vision Zero lessons from Sweden. Matts-Ake Belin, director of the Vision Zero Academy at Trafikverket, Sweden’s transportation agency, will explain how data-driven policy and design are making streets safer. 10 a.m. Registration required.
  • Saturday: Friends of Stryker Park is partnering with DOT for a “One Day Plaza” event on the west side of W. 97th Street near Columbus Avenue. There will be live music, games, and free coffee and snacks. 10 a.m. to 3 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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