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October East River Greenway Update

October East River Greenway Update

What RIOC giveth, NYC DOT taketh away… We gave an enthusiastic high-five to ourselves today when we saw the fencing that had been barricading the 60th Street entrance ramp to the East River Greenway at York Avenue for months had finally been taken down. But just as RIOC  puts the finishing touches on its much-awaited […]

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Can You See Me Now?

Can You See Me Now?

Upper Green Side is happy to partner with NYC DOT to promote safer cycling as the warm summer suns fades into the early cool nights of fall. With cycling in New York City at an all-time recorded high, DOT calls on all cyclists to bike safely and responsibly and use legally-required white headlights and red […]

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Advocacy Ride to Support the East River Greenway

Advocacy Ride to Support the East River Greenway

The East River Greenway is poised to become the backbone of an incredible sustainable transportation network on the East Side…but first we need to complete it! Join Upper Green Side, Transportation Alternatives and other members of the East River Greenway Initiative as we showcase the best and the worst of our beloved East River Greenway. […]

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Critical Greenway Meeting This Thursday

Critical Greenway Meeting This Thursday

This Thursday evening the Environment & Sanitation and 197a committees of Community Board 8 will be discussing whether to support retaining the caissons from the former FDR Drive Outer Detour Roadway, to be used as part of the project to close the midtown gap in the East River Greenway. Its crucial that we have as […]

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Free Bike Valet at the Museum Mile Festival

Free Bike Valet at the Museum Mile Festival

Museum Mile Festival (photo via Streetsblog) One day a year 9 of the country’s finest museums collectively open their doors for free to all New Yorkers and visitors for a mile-long block party and visual art celebration. Admission will be free at the Met Museum, the Jewish Museum, the Guggenheim, the Cooper-Hewitt, Museum of the […]

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Celebrate National Bike to Work Day with Upper Green Side

Celebrate National Bike to Work Day with Upper Green Side

Celebrate National Bike to Work Day with Upper Green Side this Friday (5/21) morning! We’ll be at the East 72nd Street entrance to Central Park (NW corner of 72nd & 5th) from 7:30am to 10:30am with hot coffee, fresh OJ and some healthy snacks to get you on your way. Come learn about new bicycle […]

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Board to Death: CB7 Transpo Committee Recap

Board to Death: CB7 Transpo Committee Recap

As if there wasn’t enough progressive transportation development going down on the East Side to keep us busy, the Upper West Side is now getting in on the act. Last night NYC DOT (making good on an October 09 request by Community Board 7) came to the CB7 transportation committee meeting to present plans (pdf) […]

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Tonight! Support Livable Street Improvements in East Midtown

Tonight! Support Livable Street Improvements in East Midtown

From the TA East Side Committee: Inch by inch, we are getting closer to protected bike lanes, bus lanes and pedestrian safety on First and Second Avenues. At long last, the project is up for a critical up-or-down vote at a Community Board 6 Full Board meeting tonight! This will result in an official resolution […]

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Kid's Art Bike Parade in the East Village

Kid's Art Bike Parade in the East Village

Though it may be a little south of our usual purview, our good friends at the East Village Community Coalition are holding a truly great event this Saturday. The Kid’s Art Bike Parade brings the community together to support livable streets by providing a day of safe bicycle riding and smiling faces for dozens of […]

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Some Quick Thoughts on Bus Rapid Transit

Some Quick Thoughts on Bus Rapid Transit

SBS Route Map Last night I attended the Community Board 6 Transportation Committee meeting to support DOT’s newly updated plan for Select Bus Service in the district. Thanks to a hard-fought letter writing and advocacy campaign by the TA East Side Volunteer Committee (on which Upper Green Side proudly sits), DOT is now planning to […]

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