Gridlock in Williamsburg
While we’re on the topic of Williamsburg, this lengthy piece of original reporting on NYTurf is worth a read if you didn’t catch it when it was filed a couple of weeks ago: How the City Has Left Williamsburg in a Traffic Jam
When the Department of Planning puts together projects like the Williamsburg Waterfront Redevelopment, the policy is to abdicate all responsibility for transportation to the DOT and MTA. Doctoroff and the DCP do not take a pro-active role in transportation planning as a part of these projects. Additionally, when it comes to alternative transportation, like bicycle use, the DOT and Mayor Bloomberg have stonewalled advocates. It is this abdication, indifference, and hostility that have lead to the growing transportation crisis in Williamsburg.