Car Free Earth Day; Bike to Work with BP Adams; Congestion Testimony

Car Free Earth Day, This Saturday, April 21st

Just a quick reminder that the city's Car Free Earth Day 2018, which will open 30 blocks of Broadway from Times Square to Union Square, takes place this Saturday, April 21st, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

There will be programming at several rest stops along the route, including free arts performances, and plenty of car-free space to stroll or bike through the heart of Midtown. The forecast is for plenty of sunshine and a temperature around 60°!


For more information, including details on satellite Car Free Earth Day events in Washington Heights and Downtown Brooklyn, please visit NYC DOT's official Car Free Earth Day web page.

Reminder: Kick Off Earth Week by Biking to Work with Brooklyn BP Eric Adams

BikeToWork.jpgThis coming Monday, April 23, we're joining Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams for his annual Earth Week Bike-to-Work event. The ride is open to all, so we hope you'll come ride along.

We'll meet up at the Willink Entrance to Brooklyn's Prospect Park, on Flatbush Avenue just north of the intersection of Empire Boulevard and Ocean Avenue. After some remarks from the Borough President, we'll ride north up Flatbush Avenue to Grand Army Plaza, take the Prospect Park West bike path to 9th Street, head down 9th Street to Clinton Street (stopping at 5th Avenue to remember Abigail Blumenstein and Joshua Lew), and then we'll proceed up Clinton to Remsen Street and Brooklyn Borough Hall.

Monday should see a repeat of Saturday's weather – sunny and maybe even a bit warmer – so in other words, perfect biking conditions. Take advantage and come ride with us!

ICYMI: StreetsPAC Testifies at City Council Hearing on Traffic Congestion

Last Tuesday, we testified at the City Council Committee on Transportation's oversight hearing on steps the city can take to address traffic congestion.

While it's abundantly clear that we need Albany to pass a comprehensive congestion-pricing plan for New York City, there are a number of constructive steps that the city can take on its own beyond the Mayor's Congestion Action Plan, and we highlighted a half-dozen of them in our testimony, which you can read in full here.

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