4th Avenue Workshops; Bike to Work with City Council Progressives; Ritchie Torres Fundraiser Update

NYC DOT Announces 4th Avenue Complete Street Design Workshops

The New York City Department of Transportation has announced two public design workshops in conjunction with its proposed complete-streets update to plans for Brooklyn's 4th Avenue. The new plan, announced a few weeks ago, includes additional pedestrian islands, new landscaping and greenery, parking-protected bike lanes and protected intersection treatments.

The details of the workshops are below:
4th Avenue Design Update Workshop – Park Slope
Tuesday, May 2nd
6:30 p.m.
St. Thomas Aquinas Church
249 9th Street
(enter via 4th Avenue)

4th Avenue Design Update Workshop – Sunset Park
Thursday, May 11th
6:30 p.m.
Intermediate School 136 (Cafeteria)
(between 40th & 41st Streets)

This is your chance to weigh in on the final design of the complete-streets treatments for 4th Avenue, and to show your support for calming traffic and creating dedicated cycling space on what has historically been one of the city's most dangerous streets for people on foot and on bikes.

The proposed changes have the support of the City Council members whose districts adjoin the project area – Steve Levin, Brad Lander and Carlos Menchaca – as well as the backing of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.

Following the public workshops, NYC DOT will present a final design recommendation to Community Boards 2, 6 and 7. It will be critical for supporters of the complete-street transformation of 4th Avenue to attend those presentations and voice support. We'll share details of the Community Board presentations, which are expected in May or June, once they're set.

Bike to Work with StreetsPAC and the City Council's Progressive Caucus on May 17!

On Wednesday, May 17, StreetsPAC will be joining members of the New York City Council's Progressive Caucus for their 4th annual Bike-to-Work event.

There will be multiple feeder rides across the city – the Brooklyn meet-up is already set and will gather at 8:00 a.m. on the plaza behind Brooklyn Borough Hall – and we'll meet up at City Hall for a rally at 9:00 a.m.

This is a great event and a chance to meet and spend some time with several of the Council's most ardent safe-streets supporters!

Please RSVP here.


Postponed! StreetsPAC Fundraiser for City Council Member Ritchie Torres – New Date to Come

CMRitchieTorres.jpgDue to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to postpone the fundraiser we had planned for City Council Member Ritchie Torres for May 17.

We'll share the new date and time and location as soon as we're able to reschedule the event.

Torres, who was profiled in The New Yorker in December, is the youngest member of the City Council, elected to his position in 2013 at just 25 years of age. He's been a champion for safer streets, both in his Central Bronx district and around the city.

We do hope you'll join us to support the re-election effort of this rising star in New York City politics.

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