Friday, May 04, 2007

DOT Drives Final Stake Through Heart of Park Slope One-Way Plan

CB6crowdThe Department of Transportation's proposal to turn Sixth and Seventh Avenues in Park Slope into one-way streets is officially dead. The idea sparked an uproar in the neighborhood and virtually unanimous opposition. Last week, DOT sent a letter to Community Board Six formally declaring that the proposal is dead. "DOT does not intend to pursue the implementation" of the Sixth and Seventh Avenue plans, the DOT letter said. It left open the possibility that the Department will pursue improvements to Fourth Avenue, including eliminating a lane of traffic in each direction so that left-turn lanes can be installed. Previously, the Department had voiced the opinion that all of the Park Slope transportation changes were part of "a package."

[Photo courtesy of Jonathan Barkey/Pbase]

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