The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

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

Vision Zero Symposium Atlantic Avenue Walking Tour

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

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
Topic : 
Urban planning
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Open space
Social services
Local development projects
Sponsored By: 
Brooklyn Community Board 8
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church
856 Pacific Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and Underhill Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
United States

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

Open to: 
General public

Bike corrals installed on Vanderbilt Avenue

Posted: October 3, 2014 - 9:00am


The Department of Transportation yesterday installed three new bike corrals on Vanderbilt Avenue. The corrals had been requested by the owners of Milk Bar, Branded Saloon and Bar Chuko. A survey of almost 400 residents and business owners conducted by PHNDC found that 96% approved of the addition of the bike corrals to Vanderbilt Avenue; their installation was approved by Community Board 8 in September.

Although merchants hosting the bike corrals in front of their businesses are obligated to maintain them with plantings and keep the curb area clean, any cyclist may park there, regardless of whether he or she is a patron of the hosting merchant.

Thanks to Bar Chuko, Branded and Milk Bar for their initiative to make Vanderbilt Avenue safer and more friendly to cyclists!

CB8 Transportation Committee recommends approval of three Vanderbilt Avenue bike corral applications

Posted: June 26, 2014 - 12:00am

At its June 24, 2014 meeting, the Community Board 8 Transportation Committee discussed applications for DOT Bike Corrals submitted by three Vanderbilt Ave merchants.  The committee listened to a presentation by Inbar Kishoni of the DOT about applications from:

  • Milk Bar - 620 Vanderbilt Ave [map]
  • Branded Saloon - 603 Vanderbilt Ave [map]
  • Bar Chuko - 565 Vanderbilt Ave [map]

Each of the merchants made their case for why a bike corral in front of their business would be good for the neighborhood. After a spirited open discussion, the Transportation Committee voted overwhelmingly to recommend approval of all three applications to the full CB8 board. The full CB8 board is expected to vote on the applications at its next meeting (September 2014). If the applications are approved by the full board, the DOT expects to install the corrals within a few weeks.

Three bike corrals proposed for Vanderbilt Avenue: Your opinion wanted

Posted: May 30, 2014 - 4:54pm

A bike corral is an innovative new approach to bicycle parking in which racks are clustered in the street. Corrals are requested by a business that will maintain the space, including plantings. The racks remove bike clutter from sidewalks and are freely available to all cyclists (not just patrons of the business). More details are available from the NYC DOT website.

The following businesses are requesting bike corrals in front of their locations:

  • Milk Bar - 620 Vanderbilt Ave [map]
  • Branded Saloon - 603 Vanderbilt Ave [map]
  • Bar Chuko - 565 Vanderbilt Ave [map]

The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council is conducting a survey to assess community opinion. The merchants will submit the results of this survey with their applications to DOT.

Click here to participate in the survey!

Council Member Cumbo, Advocates Thank Mayor de Blasio, & NYC DOT for Bringing Vision Zero to Atlantic Avenue

Posted: March 28, 2014 - 12:47pm

New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Announces Atlantic Avenue will be among First 50 Vision Zero Projects

Last night at a Vision Zero Town Hall in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg announced that Atlantic Avenue will be among the first 50 priority corridors slated for safety engineering and improvements.

The announcement was the culmination of an eight-month-long campaign by environmental, transportation and community advocates to urge the City Council and the new administration to prioritize safety improvements on Atlantic Avenue. Commissioner Trottenberg made the announcement at a DOT-sponsored Town Hall at Medgar Evers College on Thursday evening.