Brooklyn Council Member Steve Levin will host the first meeting of a new “traffic task force” tonight in Boerum Hill. According to Levin spokesperson Hope Reichbach, the group is convening in response to a number of long-time neighborhood traffic issues.
Reichbach says the initial meeting will serve to outline long-term goals — one possibility is to lobby DOT for a 20 mph pilot zone. Brooklyn DOT Commissioner Joseph Palmieri will be asked to the next meeting. Levin plans for the group to meet every six weeks to two months, says Reichbach.
The membership roll at this point consists of Levin and Reichbach as co-chairs, plus two members of the Boerum Hill Association. Community Boards 2 and 6 will also be invited to participate. Now would be the time for livable streets advocates to get involved as well.
Tonight’s meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Community Board 6, 250 Baltic St., at Court.