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Issues relating to motor vehicle travel, as well as use of public transportation, in Prospect Heights.

Prospect Heights’ Vanderbilt Avenue to receive historic street lighting

Posted: December 6, 2016 - 11:14pm

Historic fixtures to be installed on Vanderbilt Avenue (left) closely resemble lights installed a century ago (right, near M.S. 340 at Sterling Place).

 

BROOKLYN, NY, December 7, 2016: Today, the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council (PHNDC) and the Office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams announced that Vanderbilt Avenue, the central boulevard of Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights neighborhood, will be enhanced with historic street lighting. Fifty historic M type fixtures will replace all existing lamps, traffic and pedestrian signals from Atlantic Avenue to Plaza Street.

Citi Bike CB8 community planning workshop

Start Date: 
October 19, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Traffic and transit
Sponsored By: 
New York City Department of Transportation
Location: 
Hope City Empowerment Center
650 Washington Avenue (between Dean and Bergen Streets)
United States
Description: 

Have you been wondering when you’ll finally be able to jump on a Citi Bike in Prospect Heights? Join Citi Bike and the NYC Department of Transportation for a public planning workshop for the expanding Citi Bike program in Brooklyn Community Boards 8 and 9. Sessions being at 6:00PM and 7:00PM. For more information email Leroy Branch at lbranch@dot.nyc.gov.

(If you're looking for an opportunity to speak up about the Citi Bike stations already installed at Seventh Avenue and Park Place and at Flatbush Avenue and Plaza Street, stop by the CB6 Citi Bike hearing being held on October 20.)

Open to: 
General public

Bike-to-Work ride with Borough President Eric Adams

Start Date: 
April 18, 2016 - 8:00am
Categories
Topic : 
Traffic and transit
Sponsored By: 
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
Location: 
Prospect Park entrance
Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

On Monday, April 18, 2016 at 8:00 AM, Borough President Eric L. Adams will kick off Earth Week with his second annual Bike-to-Work ride from Grand Army Plaza to Brooklyn Borough Hall. Please join him at a press conference at Grand Army Plaza at 8:00 AM to discuss the importance of reducing our carbon footprint and supporting policies to reduce and mitigate climate change, not just during Earth Week, but year-round. Immediately following the press conference, the ride will commence. Please let Ryan Lynch, policy director to Brooklyn Borough President Adams, know if you are interested in joining, and feel free to reach out to him at ryanlynch@brooklynbp.nyc.gov if you have any questions.

Open to: 
General public (RSVP may be required)

Times Plaza Public Workshop

Start Date: 
January 27, 2016 - 6:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Traffic and transit
Sponsored By: 
New York City Department of Transportation
Location: 
YWCA Brooklyn
30 Third Avenue (corner of Atlantic Avenue)
United States
Description: 

Times Plaza is slated to be redesigned to create an enhanced,
permanent public space. Please join NYC DOT and share your input about
plaza design.

Open to: 
General public

Fall is a busy season for Prospect Heights streets as bioswales and NSZ are rolled out

Posted: October 15, 2015 - 12:47pm

Starting this month, two projects that have been anticipated for quite some time are hitting the streets in Prospect Heights.

Signage and speed humps for Prospect Heights' Neighborhood Slow Zone (NSZ) are now being installed (like the signs pictured above at the corner of Park Place and Carlton Avenue). Prospect Heights was one of 15 communities chosen for a NSZ by the Department of Transportation in October 2013. PHNDC's application was among 74 received by DOT, and received the strong support of location elected officials and more than 1,300 residents. DOT's plan for the Prospect Heights NSZ was approved by Community Board 8 in June 2015.

Brooklyn CB8 Transportation Committee approves DOT plan for Prospect Heights Neighborhood Slow Zone

Posted: May 28, 2015 - 12:29pm

On Tuesday, May 26, the Transportation Committee of Brooklyn Community Board 8 approved a plan by the New York City Department of Transportation to implement a Neighborhood Slow Zone (NSZ) in Prospect Heights. In October 2013, Prospect Heights was one of 15 neighborhoods selected from among 74 applicants to receive a NSZ. PHNDC applied to the program on behalf of Prospect Heights, gathering support from more than 1,300 individuals through an online petition.