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Everything but the L Train: The Williamsburg Challenge

17 June 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Organized by: Van Alen Institute
Venue: George Washington Statue, Union Square Park
5 Union Square East
New York, New York

One year from now, with the closing of the L train for much-needed repairs, 275,000+ daily riders will be affected. How will residents commute quickly, safely, and affordably? Help us test and compare routes by taking the Williamsburg Challenge, an afternoon relay race to Williamsburg. Meet at the George Washington statue in Union Square, 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 GPS mobile technology, track your time, mood, and roadblocks. Our final destination is a bar/restaurant TBD where all groups will meet to share data, travel stories, observations, and experiences. Be the first to arrive and win a surprise!