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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.

Three bike corrals proposed for Vanderbilt Avenue: Your opinion wanted

Posted: May 30, 2014 - 3:54pm

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 - 11:47am

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. 

Brooklyn Community Board Join Up

Start Date: 
December 5, 2013 - 7:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Open space
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Transportation Alternatives
Location: 
Brooklyn YWCA
30 3rd Avenue (corner of Atlantic Avenue)
Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

Become a leader for change in your community by joining your local community board. Transportation Alternatives is sponsoring a Community Board Join Up, where community board members will share their experiences and representatives from the City Council and the Borough President's office will walk you through the application process. T.A. will even have a notary public there to certify your application on the spot. In addition to transportation issues, community boards represent local interests on housing, education, sanitation and other matters. More information is available from Bike New York.

You can learn more about Brooklyn Community Board 8, which includes Prospect Heights, here.

Open to: 
General public

Prospect Heights wins Slow Zone from NYC Department of Transportation

Posted: October 16, 2013 - 4:59pm

On October 10, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Department of Transportation Commission Janet Sadik-Khan announced that Prospect Heights would be among the 15 New York City neighborhoods chosen for the expansion of the Neighborhood Slow Zone (NSZ) program. 74 communities had applied to be included in the NSZ expansion, under which speeds on local streets are reduced from 30 mph to 20 mph in conjunction with other traffic calming measures. Slow Zones also seek to enhance quality of life by reducing cut-through traffic and traffic noise in residential neighborhoods.

 

35th District City Council District Candidates Forum

Start Date: 
July 18, 2013 - 7:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Open space
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Transportation Alternatives, New York League of Conservation Voters, local civic organizations
Location: 
Irondale Theater
85 South Oxford Street Fort Greene
Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

Do you care about public safety? Community development? Sustainability?

Join Transportation Alternatives, the NY League of Conservation Voters and local civic groups at a forum for candidates running in the 35th Council District.

The 35th City Council District, currently represented by Letitia James, is one of a small number of hotly contested 2013 City Council races in Brooklyn. The district includes the neighborhoods of Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, and parts of Crown Heights, all of which have seen significant demographic and development changes over the last ten years.

Event co-sponsors include: Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, Pratt Area Community Council, Brooklyn Movement Center, SNAP, Coalition for the Improvement of Bedford Stuyvesant, and Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership.

Open to: 
General public

Effectiveness of the Barclays Center Transportation Demand Management Plan

Start Date: 
June 13, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Traffic and transit
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
Empire State Development Corporation
Location: 
The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Third Floor Auditorium
121 Dekalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

How has Barclays Center traffic affected you?

The New York State Empire State Development Corporation invites the community to a meeting on the effectiveness of the Barclays Center Transportation Demand Management Plan.

Representatives of Forest City Ratner Companies and Sam Schwartz Engineering will make a presentation and answer questions.

For more information, contact Derek Lynch, Manager of Atlantic Yards Project, AtlanticYards@esd.ny.gov.

Open to: 
General public