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.

Pedestrian improvements coming to Flatbush Avenue

Posted: October 17, 2012 - 5:57pm

Starting this week, NYC DOT will be making short-term improvements on north Flatbush Avenue to provide pedestrian safety benefits in anticipation of an upcoming capital construction project (in 2014) that will expand curb lines and sidewalks. The short-term improvements include:

Community Board 8 general meeting

Start Date: 
October 11, 2012 - 7:00pm
Topic : 
Urban planning
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Open space
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Brooklyn Community Board 8
Concern for Independent Living
151 Rochester Avenue (between Prospect Place and St. Marks Avenue)
United States

Community Board 8 represents North Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, and Weeksville.


  • Meeting Call to order
  • Roll Call
  • PUBLIC HEARING ITEM: Community Board No. 8 District Needs for the Capital and Expense Budget for Fiscal Year 2014. (Persons interested in viewing the budget items may do so at the District Office. Also, persons interested in speaking at the public hearing may register by calling the District Office at 718-467-5574. Testimony will be limited to three (3) minutes).
  • Acceptance of Minutes
  • Correspondence
  • Update by NYC Comptroller John Liu
  • Report from the following committees:
    • Aging/Health
    • Economic Development
    • Education
    • Environment/Sanitation
    • Fire/Safety
    • Housing/ULURP
    • Parks Police
    • Transportation
    • Youth & Family Services
  • Old Business
  • New Business
  • Public Comments
  • Acknowledgement of Elected Officials
  • Announcements
  • Adjournment

Please note: The order of agenda items are subject to change.

Open to: 
General public

No Slow Zone this year in Prospect Heights, but other traffic calming measures possible

Posted: July 25, 2012 - 5:47pm

On July 12, 2012 the NYC Department of Transportation announced the selection of 13 Neighborhood Slow Zones for implementation across New York City in 2012. Prospect Heights was not selected. On February 3, 2012 PHNDC had submitted a Slow  Zone Application to DOT with more than 1200 petition signatures and 35 letters of support from locally elected officials, block associations, schools, daycare centers, parent organizations, houses of worship, and service and residential facilities. Although PHNDC is very disappointed that Prospect Heights was not selected, we expect to be ready to apply again in 2013.

BK Gateway Transportation Workshop

Start Date: 
March 31, 2012 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Topic : 
Urban planning
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Sponsored By: 
Council Member Letitia James, PHNDC, Park Slope Civic Council, Boerum Hill Association, and Tri-State Transportation Campaign
30 Third Avenue at Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
United States

The neighborhoods of Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, downtown Brooklyn, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Red Hook, Northern Park Slope and Brooklyn Heights face significant transportation challenges. Existing traffic and parking congestion, demands on transit service and dangerous roads for cyclists and pedestrians already pose hurdles for residents, businesses and the environment. The upcoming completion the Barclay’s Center at Atlantic Yards will further compound these challenges. The BK Gateway Transportation Workshop will lay the groundwork for developing community driven solutions to the transportation issues facing the area.

  • Discuss transportation issues affecting your neighborhood
  • Share ideas with transportation experts
  • Learn about strategies to increase pedestrian and cyclist safety, reduce congestion, and improve transit
  • Help develop a plan for the future of transportation and transit in our community

Residents, business owners, and community organizations welcome! Due to limited space, participants must register by e mail to

Co-sponsored by: Council Member Stephen Levin, Council Member Brad Lander, Community Board 2, and Transportation Alternatives.

Open to: 
General public

Support strong for slow zone in Prospect Heights

Posted: February 6, 2012 - 11:25am

Elected officials, local residents cite speeding through traffic, coming impacts of Barclays Center as requiring new solutions


The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council today announced that its application to the New York City Department of Transportation for a Neighborhood Slow Zone (NSZ) in Prospect Heights has received the support of Community Board 8, Councilmember Letitia James, Assembly members Hakeem Jeffries and Joan Millman, and State Senators Velmanette Montgomery and Eric Adams.

PHNDC submits application for a Neighborhood Slow Zone in Prospect Heights

Posted: February 5, 2012 - 12:59pm

Proposed Neighborhood Slow Zone for Prospect Heights

On February 3, 2012, the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council submitted an application to the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) for a "Prospect Heights Neighborhood Slow Zone". The streets to be included in the slow zone are shown in blue on the map above. In addition, PHNDC has asked the DOT to include the Eastern Parkway service road from Washington Avenue to Plaza Street as part of the Slow Zone after receiving strong support in a petition from residents living on or near Eastern Parkway. 


Neighborhood Slow Zones (NSZ) are a DOT program that reduces the speed limit from 30 mph to 20 mph and adds safety measures within a select area in order to change driver behavior. The ultimate goal of the Neighborhood Slow Zone program is to lower the incidence and severity of crashes and to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety. Slow Zones also seek to enhance quality of life by reducing cut-through traffic and traffic noise in residential neighborhoods.