Brooklyn Bike Patrol Will Walk You Home

The Brooklyn Bike Patrol, which escorts women home in the evening hours, now cover 25 subways stops in Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Kensington, Sunset Park, Carroll Gardens, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights and Clinton Hill.

They operate seven days a week; hours of operation are Sunday-Thursday 8 pm-12 midnight and Friday-Saturday 8 pm -3 am. If you need an escort outside of these hours call them ahead of time and they will try to accommodate you.

All of their volunteers have been background-checked by the 72nd precinct. Volunteers carry ID cards with them and wear “Brooklyn Bike Patrol” T-shirts with a special patch on the sleeve.

This is a FREE service
718-744-7592
brooklynbikepatrol@gmail.com

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Transportation Workshop

ATTENTION: CM James and Community Groups Host Transportation Workshop; 3/31; 10AM; YWCA

It’s time to get serious about a transportation plan for the 21st century!
Please join New York City Council Member Letitia James, The Boerum Hill Association, The Park Slope Civic Council, The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, and The Tri-State Transportation Campaign for the BK Gateway Transportation Workshop.

The neighborhoods of Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Red Hook, Park Slope and Brooklyn Heights face significant transportation challenges- existing traffic and parking congestion, demands on transit service and dangerous roads for cyclists and pedestrians already pose hurdles for residents, businesses and the environment. The opening of the Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards will further compound these challenges. The BK Gateway Transportation Workshop will lay the groundwork for developing community driven solutions to the transportation issues facing the area.

Discuss transportation issues affecting your neighborhood
Share ideas with transportation experts
Learn about strategies to increase pedestrian and cyclist safety, reduce congestion, and improve transit
Help develop a plan for the future of transportation and transit in our community

Residents, business owners, and community organizations are welcome!

When: Saturday March 31, 2012  * 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Where: YWCA (First Floor Community Room): 30 Third Avenue (at Atlantic Avenue)

RSVP: Due to limited space, participants must register by e mail to bsherman@council.nyc.gov.

Co-sponsored by: Council Member Stephen Levin, Council Member Brad Lander, Community Board 2, and Transportation Alternatives.

NYC DOT Bike Share Workshop

The NYC DOT Bike Share program will be presented.  Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the project, review proposed Bike Share station locations, comment on the benefits and drawbacks of proposed locations, and suggest other  locations.

 

Tuesday March 6
Sessions at 6:00 & 7:00 PM
Medgar Evers College
1650 Bedford Avenue
President’s Conference Center, B1008

For more info contact: Zephreny Parmenter, Borough Planner, NYC Dept. of Transportation: zparmenter@dot.nyc.gov or  718-222-7250

Council Member Letitia James’ First Annual Building Bridges Bike Day

Who: Council Member Letitia James, Council Member Steve Levin, Council Member Brad Lander, Transportation Alternatives, Recycle a Bicycle, Safety Advocates

What: Building Bridges Bike Day

When: Saturday, August 13, 2011 from 11a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Grand Army Plaza Green Market between Vanderbilt, Flatbush and Plaza Street

Building Bridges Bike Day was founded by Council Member Letitia James to work with the public and other community officials, public officials, and advocates to raise awareness about public safety. The event is taking place at the crossroads of three major bike lanes, running lanes, and pedestrian walkways, and is a symbol of the bridge between these diverse groups.

The purpose of the event is to inform the public about safety concerns, and a table and tent for the Building Bridges Bike Day will be located in the center of the Green Market at Grand Army Plaza on this Saturday afternoon. Participants will coordinate between the local riders and pedestrians to create a greater awareness of rules, regulations, and safe streets in New York City.

Starting at 11 a.m. (during peak time of the Grand Army Plaza Green Market), the Building Bridges Bike Day table will feature Council Member Letitia James, Council Member Steve Levin, Council Member Brad Lander, and the initiative run by staff of Council Member James’ Office. Following presentations by elected officials and safety advocates, ambassadors from Transportation Alternatives and Recycle-A-Bicycle will talk to riders at the market and along Prospect Park’s bike lanes. Safety information, maps, other literature and bicycle donation information will be available.

I’ve started bicycle riding myself this summer, and my hope is that a renewed culture of respect for pedestrians and bicyclists will continue to grow as the outcome of this very important initiative,” said Council Member Letitia.