Bike to Work Day; 4th Avenue Workshop; 2017 City Council Questionnaire

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

Next Wednesday, May 17, StreetsPAC will be joining members of the New York City Council's Progressive CaucusTransportation AlternativesGet Women Cycling and Bike New York for the Progressive Caucus's 4th annual Bike-to-Work event.

There will be two feeder rides, one meeting up on the plaza behind Brooklyn Borough Hall at 8:00 a.m., and the other gathering on the 14th Street steps at Union Square in Manhattan at 8:30 a.m.  The rides will converge at City Hall for a rally at 9:00 a.m. Don't miss this one chance a year to park your bike on the steps of City Hall!

Please join us for this fun, casual ride and the chance to bike commute with a number of the City Council's most committed safe-streets supporters!

Please RSVP here.


Tonight: NYC DOT Holds Another 4th Avenue Complete Street Design Workshops

Last week, the New York City Department of Transportation held the first of two public design workshops in conjunction with its proposed complete-streets update to plans for Brooklyn's 4th Avenue. This new plan, announced just a few weeks ago, includes additional pedestrian islands, new landscaping and greenery, parking-protected bike lanes and protected intersection treatments.
If you couldn't make it to last week's workshop – or if you just want to add to the input you provided about the proposal on May 2nd (like the need for a protected northbound lane, rather than sharrows, extending beyond Carroll Street all the way to Atlantic Avenue) – NYC DOT is holding a second workshop tonight. Details are as follows:

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

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

Following the public workshops, NYC DOT will present a final design recommendation to Community Boards 2, 6 and 7, most likely in June. It will be crucial 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 once the meeting dates and locations are set.

Are You a Candidate for City Council? Please Complete Our Questionnaire! 

We've just issued our 2017 questionnaire for candidates for City Council, so if you're interested in seeking StreetsPAC's endorsement, please complete it before May 31. We've emailed invitations to the online survey to any Council candidate for whom we could find contact information, but if you haven't received it, please email us to request a link.


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commented 2017-05-15 08:58:12 -0400 · Flag
So glad Carlos Menchaca is behind the 4th Avenue Protected Bike Lanes!
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