Brooklyn CB1 Hears Two Proposals for Safer Streets Tonight

We’ve got some more community board action for you today. Brooklyn Community Board 1, which represents Williamsburg and Greenpoint, is set to hear proposals for new buffered bike lanes on Kent Avenue and for improving pedestrian safety at dangerous intersections in North Brooklyn.

The bike lanes are an interim step on the way to completing the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. CB1 already approved the permanent, physically separated bike path, and the shift of on-street parking spaces that it entails, back in April. Nevertheless, approval of the buffered lanes is hardly a sure thing.

The pedestrian safety measures involve removing parking spaces near dangerous intersections. "Daylighting" these locations by removing cars will make pedestrians more visible to turning drivers.

Here are the details from Transportation Alternatives, which says public support at tonight’s meeting is critical:

When: Monday, September 9th, 6:30 pm (you MUST sign up by 6:10 pm if you want to speak!)

Where: Swinging 60’s Senior Citizens Center, 211 Ainslie Street (corner of Manhattan Avenue), Brooklyn

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