Tomorrow: Protest Rally in Response to Atlantic Avenue Carnage

The Atlantic Avenue Betterment Association is holding a rally tomorrow in response to two horrific car killings in Boerum Hill in recent weeks. AABA has been fighting for years for more neighborhood-friendly traffic policies along the Avenue. Here are the details:

Wednesday, October 25 at 10:00 am on the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Bond St.

JOIN AABA FOR A PROTEST RALLY AND PRESS CONFERENCE

Excess speed kills two on Atlantic Avenue this October. One of them, Al Fernandez, a long time neighbor, was crushed to death while sitting on the sidewalk.

Stand with merchants and residents to show your outrage at Department of Transportation’s policies to move traffic without regard for community safety. Demand a safer Atlantic Avenue. Demand that the 4-7 PM parking ban be lifted which hurts small businesses.

Act now before Atlantic Avenue becomes even more dangerous by plans to widen the road by eliminating more parking and moving traffic even faster by increasing green time. These are proposed as "mitigation" measures for the Atlantic Yards Development Project.

We can have a safer Atlantic Avenue. We can have more parking to benefit the restaurants, and other small businesses on the Avenue.

ATLANTIC AVENUE IS A DESTINATION, NOT A HIGHWAY !

At the press conference, AABA will present solutions for a safer and more business friendly Atlantic Avenue.

Merchants and residents will be joined by Elected Officials and Transportation Alternatives.

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