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

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

Bike corrals installed on Vanderbilt Avenue

Posted: October 3, 2014 - 8:00am

 

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 25, 2014 - 11:00pm

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.