Eyes on the Street: Brooklyn Bridge, Thurs. June 29, 8:45 am

Manhattan-bound on the Brooklyn Bridge this morning,
on the way to Transportation Alternatives’ City Hall rally. The traffic
jam on the right, the smog-cloaked city in the background, the sparsely
populated bike path — this is what a broken transportation system
looks like.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Transportation and Access Study Public Meeting

The Downtown Brooklyn Waterfront Local Development Corporation (DBWLDC) is holding a second public meeting to discuss the Brooklyn Bridge Park transportation and access study. It will be another opportunity for the public to give feedback and share ideas on transit options to-and-from the park. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 5th at 6:00 p.m. […]

The Efficient Past and Wasteful Present of the Brooklyn Bridge

In the headlines this morning, we linked to a great historical photo of the approach to the Brooklyn Bridge on Brownstoner, and it’s taking a closer look at the full implications of the shot. Not for nostalgia’s sake, but to make a cool, calculated appraisal of the efficiency of this piece of transportation infrastructure, as […]

Presentation: Brooklyn Bridge Park Transportation and Access Study

The traffic engineers conducting the Brooklyn Bridge Park Transportation and Access Study will present their preliminary findings at this public meeting. The study, which included important public input, reviewed transit options to-and-from the park such as bicycle/pedestrian improvements, bus route modifications and vertical connections. The Downtown Brooklyn Waterfront LDC is a community-based local development corporation created […]

The State of the City

Mayor Bloomberg delivered his State of the City address at Brooklyn Tech yesterday afternoon. Anyone hoping to hear policy proposals on traffic, transportation, livable streets, climate change and long-term sustainability issues was likely disappointed. During the speech, a Streetsblog tipster happened to be biking along Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn on his way to the […]

Manhattan Bridge Bikeway to Reopen on Monday

  Streetsblog tipster Geoff Zink reports "this morning there were two friendly DOT guys on the Brooklyn side of the Manny B handing out flyers regarding the reopening of the north side bike lanes. Gotta love the new DOT!" Here’s the message from DOT: Important NoticeNew York City Department of Transportation Division of Bridges Rehabilitation […]