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

Water main reconstruction on Atlantic Avenue to begin in May

Posted: May 4, 2011 - 8:15am

 

The NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) is beginning a capital construction project on Atlantic Avenue project from Carlton Avenue to Classon Avenue and on Washington Avenue from Atlantic Avenue to Fulton Avenue. The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2012.

There are several work operations slated to occur as part of this project including:

Traffic calming improvements coming to Washington Avenue

Posted: May 2, 2011 - 3:27pm

The NYC Department of Transportation is planning to add traffic calming improvements to the intersections of Atlantic Avenue and Washington Avenue, and Washington Avenue and Park Place.

At Washington and Atlantic, improvements will include pedestrian refuge islands, neckdowns, expansions to Lowry Triangle Park and the triangle island to its east, as well as a ban on left turns eastbound on Atlantic to Washinton Avenue.

DOT presents Grand Army plan at GAPCo meeting

Posted: April 19, 2011 - 7:43am

On April 16th, The Grand Army Plaza Coalition (GAPCo) held its annual meeting at 1 Grand Army Plaza. The agenda covered the (nearly) final DOT plan for Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park's plan to move Abraham Lincoln to the Plaza center berm and Heart of Brooklyn's update on its wayfinding project.

GAPCo annual meeting

Start Date: 
April 16, 2011 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Traffic and transit
Open space
Sponsored By: 
Grand Army Plaza Coalition (GAPCo)
Location: 
Richard Meier building
1 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

GAPCo will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the Richard Meier building beginning at 11:00AM.

In addition to the election of steering committee members, the agenda will include

  • a presentation by NYC DOT on traffic and pedestrian improvements to Grand Army Plaza,
  • a presentation by Heart of Brooklyn on its wayfinding project, and
  • other presentations by GAPCo members of general interest to the Grand Army Plaza community.

For more information on GAPCo, visit http://www.grandarmyplaza.net/.

Open to: 
General public

Prospect Park West Family Bike Ride

Start Date: 
April 10, 2011 - 10:30am
Categories
Topic : 
Traffic and transit
Sponsored By: 
Transportation Alternatives, Ride Brooklyn, The Park Slope Day Camp and more
Location: 
Grand Army Plaza
Grand Army Plaza and Prospect Park West
Brooklyn
United States
Description: 
Kids and parents: Show your support for the new Prospect Park West bike path by riding it as a family this Sunday, April 10th.
Families and friends of the new Prospect Park West will be gathering at Grand Army Plaza at 10:30 a.m and getting some cool free t-shirts. Starting at 11 a.m., we'll be riding (and walking) the entire length of the bike path to the Bartel-Pritchard entrance of Prospect Park at 15th Street. 

At the end of the ride there will be free hot dogs from Bark, cupcakes from Blue Sky Bakery and more from bike shop sponsors Bicycle Habitat and Ride Brooklyn.  Thanks also to Park Slope Day Camp and Brooklyn Brewery for their generous support.

Volunteers from will be stationed along the route to keep the ride safe and free of skinned knees. 

It should be a lovely day (current forecast: partly sunny, high near 60), a great ride or walk for everyone and an important opportunity to celebrate safe, family-friendly streets for Brooklyn.

 
If you're on Facebook, please RSVP at the We Ride the Lanes! event page.
Open to: 
General public

Traffic safety enhancements on Washington Avenue

Start Date: 
March 9, 2011 - 9:45am - 11:00am
Categories
Topic : 
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Sponsored By: 
NYC Department of Transportation
Location: 
Hope City Empowerment Center
650 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

After the successful makeover of Vanderbilt Avenue, the Department of Transporatation is planning safety enhancements for Washington Avenue. Hear representatives from DOT discuss changes to the street's major intersections, as well as plans for a new bicycle lane.

Open to: 
General public