Of the four Sustainable Flatbush initiatives, Livable Streets advocates for increased access to communal spaces that prioritize people over cars. Throughout 2010, we have sponsored a variety of projects and events addressing different issues and aspects related to public space, urban planning, and transportation. Here’s a brief recap of what we’ve been up to!
The Select Bus Service Open House at Brooklyn College was a success! The overall feel for the meeting was informal. Story boards of the project were placed on the edges of the room, leaving room for people to browse and look over the design.
Dress up yourself, dress up your bike and come to our next Ditmas Ride this Friday (10/29) at 7:00 pm. Of course you can join us if you or your bike are not dressed up. We will meet in front of the Qathra Cafe on Cortelyou Road between Stratford and Westminster.
Our Traffic Calming Block Party on Sunday was a big success and lots of fun! Thanks to the efforts of the many people who worked on the event, as well as an enthusiastic bunch of local residents
This Sunday, July 18th 2010, we’re partnering with Vox Pop Cafe and Ditmas Park Blog to celebrate public space for people and make the corner of Cortelyou and Stratford safer!
This coming Monday night, June 28th, presents a great opportunity for local Livable Streets advocates to have some input on what the future design of Flatbush Avenue will look like!
Flatbush resident Deb Kapell invites YOU to join her Bike to Work ride this Wednesday!
Sustainable Flatbush invites you to celebrate BikeBKLN by visualizing a future of Livable Streets!
Okay, now I can speak from first-hand experience: Summer Streets, New York City’s experiment with creating a car-free haven for pedestrians and cyclists, is truly fantastic!
For your viewing pleasure! This is history in the making, folks. As Gil Peñalosa says in the film, Mayor Bloomberg and (especially!) Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan deserve credit for having the guts to try something new.