This Week: Rally for a 14th Street PeopleWay

Gale Brewer 14th Street rally
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer at an event last year calling for the study of 14th Street transitway. Photo: David Meyer

The city and the MTA postponed a public workshop on the L train shutdown that had been planned for Thursday, but you can still speak up for an effective plan to keep people moving while the subway line is out of commission for Sandy-related repairs.

Transportation Alternatives is organizing a rally for the 14th Street PeopleWay at Union Square on Thursday evening. The PeopleWay concept calls for dedicating 14th Street exclusively to transit, walking, and biking. Tens of thousands of subway riders will be looking for a new way to get around, and they’ll need a car-free path across Manhattan.

For more details on these and other events, see the full Streetsblog calendar.

  • Tuesday: NYC EDC will present about the BQX streetcar to the Brooklyn CB 8 transportation committee. Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 727 Classon Ave., Brooklyn. 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday: After a string of bad car crashes, North Brooklyn residents will be meeting up to discuss how to make neighborhood streets safer. Greenpoint Beer and Ale, North 15th Street, Brooklyn. 7 p.m.
  • Thursday: The City Council transportation committee will hold a hearing on several street safety bills, including one requiring DOT to study pedestrian and cyclist safety along bus routes, and another requiring DOT to implement traffic-calming measures near senior centers and naturally occurring retirement communities. City Hall. 10 a.m.
  • Also Thursday: TA will host a “PeopleWay Rally for Change Across 14th Street.” Union Square South (across from Whole Foods Market), Manhattan. 6:30 p.m.

Watch the calendar for updates. Drop us a line if you have an event we should know about.


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