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NYC DOT Making the Rounds for Select Bus Service

image via: Livable Streets Campaign Streets Wiki

From the East River Greenway Initiative:

This month NYC DOT will be making the rounds to the various East Side Community Boards to present their plans for bus and bicycle infrastructure improvements along 1st and 2nd Avenues from Houston to 125th Street. Check out the schedule below:

Community Board 6 –February 1, 2010 (TONIGHT!), 7 pm
NYU Medical Center 550 First Avenue at 33rd Street, Classroom B – Ground Level

Community Board 11 – February 2, 2010, 6 pm
1664 Park Avenue (between E 117th and E 118th Streets)

Community Board 3 – February 10, 2010, 6:30 pm
University Settlement, Speyer Hall – 184 Eldridge Street (between Rivington & Delancey Streets)

*Community Board 8 – February 25, 2010, 6:30 pm (UES!)
NY Blood Center Auditorium, 310 East 67th Street (between First & Second Avenues)

Community boards are the best way for local residents and stakeholders to get involved and make a difference. These meetings are free and open to all.

Currently, DOT is NOT planning to include a protected bus lane for the  SBS corridor nor or they planning to include a protected cycle lane in Midtown (as ERGI touched on earlier).

Strong progressive transportation voices will be needed at these presentations to ensure that DOT implements and adopts the best design improvements possible for the East Side. Be there to tell representatives from the Community Board and DOT that you want world-class bus and bike improvements along 1st and 2nd avenues that will make our streets more livable by prioritizing buses, creating pedestrian traffic islands, and providing safe bicycling infrastructure.

Not sure what Community Board district you live in? Find out here.