Ditmas Park Bike Lanes, Annual Youth Conference & More From Community Board 14 This Month

Ditmas Park Bike Lanes, Annual Youth Conference & More From Community Board 14 This Month
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There are many reasons to go to a Community Board 14 meeting – perhaps you’re having a problem in your neighborhood, maybe you’d like to voice your opinion to an elected official, or you’d like to connect with some like-minded civically engaged neighbors – whatever the reason, there are plenty of chances for you to get involved with your community this April!

General Monthly Meeting of Community Board 14
When: Monday, April 13 at 7:30pm
Where: PS 249 (18 Marlborough Road, by Caton Avenue)
What: The board will hold its election for officers, as well as update neighbors on a range of topics, including transportation, public safety, youth services, and more. To see the full agenda, you can go here.

Transportation Committee Meeting
When: Tuesday, April 21 at 7pm
Where: CB 14’s district office, 810 E. 16th Street
What: Aaron Fraint, a project manager at the NYC DOT Bicycle Program will discuss the possibility of more bike lanes in Ditmas Park. The DOT gave a presentation about bike routes in December, and the agency will be presenting a modified bike routes map based on feedback from that, the DOT told us. The city will schedule implementation of the lanes after reviewing the modified proposal with the community, a DOT spokesperson said.

Additionally, during the transportation committee meeting, Shari Glickman, a project manager at the DOT’s Public Space Unit, will discuss the city’s Street Seats Program, which “enables the creation of seasonal public open spaces, generally including seating and tables, at locations where sidewalk seating is not available,” according to the program’s website.

CB 14’s Annual Youth Conference
When: Wednesday, April 29 from 4pm-7pm
Where: Brooklyn College Student Center, E. 27th Street and Campus Road
What: CB 14 is gearing up for its 8th Annual Youth Conference, a massive undertaking that is expected to draw hundreds of students from throughout the area for an event that offers information about jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, health and family services, and more. Plus, there will be workshops covering a wide range of topics that will be helpful for teens entering the job market.

There is a huge list of organizations participating in the conference, including Black Girls Code, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, Nontraditional Employment for Women, the New York Aquarium, the Prospect Park Zoo, Reel Works, and a ton more — all of which you can see listed here. For more information about the conference, and to pre-register for the event, you can visit its website. If you have further questions, email cb14youthconference@gmail.com or call CB 14 at 718-859-6357.

For more information about CB 14’s upcoming events, visit the board’s website here.

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