Brooklyn Pedestrian Safety Forum
Community Education Council District 15 and Brooklyn Community Board 7 will hold a Pedestrian Safety Forum for the Third and Fourth Avenue corridor.
A particular concern for the CEC is the 10 District 15 schools that are located along Third and Fourth Avenues, plus several other public schools and a number of private and parochial schools. The Community Board adds a concern for other vulnerable populations, such as seniors.
Objectives for the meeting and subsequently, are:
- To get parents and community groups talking about the traffic and safety problems they share
- To continue pushing for the implementation of the Downtown Brooklyn Traffic Calming Plan
- To initiate a community-led vision for extending the traffic-calming plan into Sunset Park
- To get elected officials to provide funding and support for the traffic-calming plan
1) Presentations by "expert witnesses" (NYPD, DOT, Project for Public Spaces, Transportation Alternatives) on the current problems and what can be done to make Third and Fourth Avenues safer for pedestrians, especially children, seniors, etc.
2) Public testimony and brainstorming about particularly dangerous spots and/or avenue-wide problems
3) Expert witnesses respond to public testimony, making suggestions to address the concerns and, if possible, incorporating solutions into their previous testimony
4) Plans for followup