Merry Gridlock: A Celebration of “Atlantic Yards” Traffic Congestion

An opportunity to point out how the "Atlantic Yards" plan is likely to exacerbate the already traffic-packed intersection of Atlantic, Flatbush, and Fourth Avenues.

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Merry Gridlock III

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A Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods traffic analysis predicts gridlock conditions could be almost daily events in the current Atlantic Yards plan. To highlight the need for further regional analysis and better area-wide traffic solutions, the Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods will be holding an information event. This is an opportunity to point out how Atlantic Yards […]

Buses and Atlantic Yards

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BrooklynSpeaks on Atlantic Yards and Buses: The Atlantic Yards project, despite sitting adjacent to the some of the best transit connections in the city, hasn’t been planned with transit in mind. A real transportation plan would look very different. It would push people away from driving cars that clog the streets by reducing parking on […]

DOT’s Park Slope Proposal: Is this Atlantic Yards Planning?

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Last week, DOT quietly revealed that it was planning to narrow Fourth Avenue and transform Park Slope, Brooklyn’s Sixth and Seventh Avenues in to one-way streets. Agency officials say that the the changes are being proposed for no reason other than "to make it safer for pedestrians crossing the street." Fourth, Sixth and Seventh Avenues […]

Atlantic Yards Traffic and Parking

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Continuing to ask the questions that don’t seem to occur to his salaried colleagues in the local media, Atlantic Yards Report’s Norman Oder has recently been digging in to the critical issues of traffic and parking around Forest City Ratner’s massive urban renewal plan for Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Yesterday, Oder questioned the Empire State Development Corporation’s […]

Today’s Headlines

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Congestion Pricing Tops PlaNYC Coverage (NYT, Post, AMNY, Daily News) RELATED: The Mayor’s Ode to Earth Day (NYT) RELATED: Current Traffic System Follows ‘Soviet Model’ (Sun) RELATED: Atlantic Yards Is the Other ‘Elephant in the Room’ (AYR) Court Says Atlantic Yards Demo May Continue (AYR) NYPD Busts ‘Parade Without a Permit’ (Gothamist) DOT Moving Ahead […]

Atlantic Yards Could Become Much Less Car-Centric

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Off-street parking for the Atlantic Yards project, which sits near one of the world’s great confluences of transit lines, was once projected to include space for as many as 3,670 cars. Now the number of parking spots could get chopped down to 2,876 or, in one scenario, a significantly less car-centric 1,200, according to a […]