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"Gridlock" Sam Schwartz to present Move NY plan at public forum Thursday 2/19

Posted: February 18, 2015 - 10:39am
A coalition of neighborhood groups, merchants associations, and elected officials representing Downtown and brownstone Brooklyn today announced a town hall meeting to discuss how to address the challenge posed to all New Yorkers by crumbling transportation infrastructure, growing congestion, and rising tolls and transit fares. The focus of the town hall meeting will be a plan put forward by Move NY, a transportation policy group.
 
“Gridlock” Sam Schwartz – a former NYC Traffic Commissioner – will present the Move NY plan, a leading proposal to address New York City’s numerous transportation needs in a comprehensive fashion.  Members of the community will have the opportunity to discuss the plan during break out sessions to take place after the initial presentation.  The town hall meeting is open to the public and will be held on February 19 at 6:00 PM EST at Brooklyn’s 3rd Avenue YWCA. Interested New Yorkers are encouraged to participate in the conversation on social media using the hashtags #MoveNYBK and #fillthegapNY.
 

Public forum on the Move NY Fair Plan

Start Date: 
February 19, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Traffic and transit
Sponsored By: 
MoveNY, Community Boards 2, 6 and 8, PHNDC and local civic and business organizations
Location: 
YWCA
Third Avenue and Atlantic Avenue First Floor Community Room
United States
Description: 

Join Move NY and "Gridlock" Sam Schwartz for a discussion of an innovative plan to reduce traffic congestion and fund needed transportation and transit improvements in Brooklyn and New York City. The Move NY "Fair Plan" promises a "faster, safer, fairer and smarter" way to manage increasing demands on our transportation network.

Learn and talk about:

  • Reducing congestion in downtown and brownstone Brooklyn
  • Modernizing and expanding the transit system
  • Fixing our roads and bridges

This informational meeting is sponsored by:

  • Community Boards 2, 6, and 8
  • The Brooklyn Heights Association
  • The Boerum Hill Association
  • The Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association
  • The Cobble Hill Association
  • The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
  • The Fort Greene Association
  • Fulton Area Businesses
  • The Park Slope Civic Council
  • Park Slope Neighbors
  • The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

 The event is free, but space is limited. Please register here.

Open to: 
General public (advance registration encouraged)

DOT presentation on Atlantic Avenue/Washington Avenue intersection

Start Date: 
December 16, 2014 - 6:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Sponsored By: 
New York City Department of Transportation
Location: 
CNR-Center Light Health Care Center
727 Classon Avenue (Corner of Park Place)
Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

NYCDOT will be presenting a refined safety proposal for the intersection of Atlantic/Washington/Underhill avenues at a joint Community Board 2 and 8 Transportation Committee meeting on Tuesday, December 16th.

DOT previously proposed improvements to the intersection in 2011, but implementation was delayed due to water main construction at the location. A representative from DOT said that the agency's intention now is to complete construction of the Washington Avenue improvements in the spring of 2015.

Open to: 
General public

The City Speaks: Department of Transportation

Start Date: 
November 18, 2014 - 5:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Traffic and transit
Sponsored By: 
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
Location: 
Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams invites the community to "The City Speaks: Bringing Residents and Agencies Together," an opportunity to meeting the representatives of government agencies and learn aobut their polcies and guidelines on the services that they provide.

This session features the New York City Department of Transportation, with discuss street light outages, speed bump requests, installation of stop signs and traffic lights, sidewalk issues, and Vision Zero.

Registration begins at 5:30PM, with the program starting at 6:00PM.

Please RSVP to (718) 802-4042.

Open to: 
General public (RSVP required)

Vision Zero Symposium Atlantic Avenue Walking Tour

Start Date: 
November 15, 2014 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Categories
Topic : 
Traffic and transit
Sponsored By: 
Transportation Alternatives
Location: 
Corner of Nostrand Avenue and Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

Learn the unique problems, and some local activists’ hopeful solutions, to one of Brooklyn’s most dangerous streets. Transportation Alternatives’ Brooklyn Activist Committee is hosting this educational walking tour of Atlantic Avenue. Along the route of this group walk, you’ll learn how many Brooklyn communities rely on Atlantic Avenue, and the story of local activists’ fight to change it. Your presence will be a critical show of support for the campaign to rebuild this central thoroughfare.

Wear walking shoes and comfortable clothes. This two and a half mile walk will keep a leisurely pace. Everyone is welcome, but you need to RSVP to attend.

More information is available from Transportation Alternatives' web site.

Open to: 
General public (RSVP required)

Community Board 8 General Meeting

Start Date: 
November 13, 2014 - 7:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Housing
Sustainability
Zoning
Landmarking
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Open space
Social services
Local development projects
Sponsored By: 
Brooklyn Community Board 8
Location: 
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church
856 Pacific Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and Underhill Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

Community Board 8 represents all of Prospect Heights. General meetings of the Community Board provide an opportunity for community members to become informed as to issues related to land use, transportation, safety and security, economic development and other topics that affect the neighborhood. For more information, please see www.brooklyncb8.org.

Open to: 
General public