Brooklyn Community Board 6 Transportation Committee Meeting: PlaNYC 2030 & Traffic Calming

Brooklyn Community Board 6‘s Transportation Committee will be briefed by representatives for the Department of Transportation on the Mayor’s PlaNYC 2030 Transportation initatives, which includes a proposed Congestion Pricing pilot program.  The Transportation section of the plan can be reviewed in advance.

Also, an update from representatives for the Department of Transportation on the Downtown Brooklyn Traffic Calming Plan initiatives (Capital project HWK1153) already underway, and discussion of further needs for 4th Avenue corridor and environs.

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