Tonight: Get In on the Ground Floor of Steve Levin’s Traffic Task Force

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.

  • JK

    Maybe you can update readers on the status of the Downtown Brooklyn Traffic Calming Project.

  • Marsha Kramer’s Eyebrow

    I am sure after this task force and subsequent meeting and follow ups and more outreach and involvement and community board votes, etc etc, some plan or traffic calming device will be implemented by the DOT that someone or very small group of people will be extremely annoyed at.

    And you can be sure that CBS 2 news and the NY Post will be right there interviewing them allowing them to say this plan or that idea was implemented “without any community input or involvement.” And they’ll never call them out on it.

    It’s just a guess however, I mean that kind of thing never happens. Right?

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