Merry Gridlock III

A Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods traffic analysis predicts gridlock conditions could be almost daily events in the current Atlantic Yards plan. To highlight the need for further regional analysis and better area-wide traffic solutions, the Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods will be holding an information event. This is an opportunity to point out how Atlantic Yards will exacerbate the already traffic-packed intersection of Atlantic, Flatbush, and 4th Avenues. Volunteers will be holding signs, distributing literature, and helping pedestrians navigate these dangerous intersections.

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Today’s Headlines

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More Storms, More Flooding for NYC Area (Daily News) Americans Want Action on Climate Change, But Are Unlikely to Drive Less (NYT) Plug-In Hybrids Just Around the Corner (Autopia) Building Collapses at Atlantic Yards (Gowanus Lounge) Council Members Push for Brooklyn Ferry Service (Brooklyn Paper) Attempt to Slow Bronx Block Makes It ‘More Dangerous’ (NY1) […]

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Many residents and elected leaders from the neighborhoods near the Barclays Center in Prospect Heights are letting out a sigh of relief after steeling for gridlock this weekend. Sellout crowds for the arena’s first events — three Jay-Z concerts — did not completely overwhelm nearby neighborhoods with traffic, but the strain on local streets was still clear. […]

Brooklyn CB2 Committee Seeks Better Fort Greene Bike Connections

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The transportation committee of Brooklyn Community Board 2 voted unanimously Tuesday night to advance the idea of improving cycling connections between Fort Greene and surrounding neighborhoods. The proposal put forward by committee member Mike Epstein envisions safer bicycling across Flatbush Avenue and Atlantic Avenue, spanning intersections that are currently among the most dangerous in Brooklyn. […]

This Week: Speak Up for Safe Streets in Fort Greene

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The sun is out and the snow is melting (or accumulating in large piles where it will remain until April). The Streetsblog calendar is here to help you get over any lingering cabin fever. The headline event is tomorrow’s street safety town hall in Fort Greene. Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo is holding the forum in […]