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Everything but the L Train: The Williamsburg Challenge
Exploration & Conversation

One year from now, with the closing of the L train for much-needed repairs, 275,000-plus daily riders will be affected. How will residents commute quickly, safely, and affordably between Brooklyn and Manhattan? Help us test and compare routes by taking the Williamsburg Challenge, a technology-enhanced afternoon relay race from Union Square in Manhattan to Williamsburg. Get fitted for your data tracking device, pick your mode, break into groups, and off you go! The one rule is, you can’t use the L train. Along the way, with the help of a FLOW! guide, and using Multimer biosensors, we’ll track your time, mood, roadblocks, and pace. Our final destination is a fave Bar & Grill in Williamsburg, where all groups will meet to share data, travel stories, observations, and experiences.¬†Graham Cavanagh, Senior Program Associate, U.S. and Global Initiatives at¬†Institute for Transportation & Development Policy will lead our post-challenge discussion. Be the first to arrive and win a surprise!

Registration fee $10. Limit 20 persons. Participants are invited to choose between bus, bicycle, or subway at time of registration. All transit costs are included in registration fee.

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