Friday, March 30, 2007

Park Slope Transportation Roundup


[Slideshow courtesy of Streets Blog, which posted it on Slideshare]

Streets Blog has offered so much good reporting on Park Slope transportation issues over the last few days that it's hard to know where to start. Taken together, the items show possible progress on a number of important fronts, including making the death trap known as Grand Army Plaza into a safer and kinder place, improving Ninth Street so that it's friendlier to everyone using it and installing bike lanes in a number of place. All of them are critical community improvements.

There was an important Community Board 6 Transportation Committee meeting last night in Park Slope to discuss some of the Department of Transportation's proposals. We were unable to attend due to an obligation in another borough, but we're hoping someone will offer a rundown today.

We don't have the details of DOT's proposed improvements to Grand Army Plaza, but they focus on "improvements designed to enhance pedestrian mobility, access and comfort. In addition, there are proposals to install bike lanes and markings for left-turning lanes on Ninth Street between Third Avenue and Prospect Park West, a presentation on creating bike routes in Red Hook and "discussion and consideration" of a plan to put a speed bump on Columbia Street between Halleck Street and the Gowanus Bay.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

3rd avenue to Prospect Park? How about Gowanus to Prospect Park if you want to do the water to park thing.... oops I just remembered 9th street is a truck route.... and 9th street between 2nd and 3rd avenue bottle neck...... ummmm

8:10 PM  

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