Tonight: Weigh In on What’s Next for Park Circle Improvements


Back in February, Brooklyn CB7 hosted a public workshop where DOT and the Department of City Planning explored ways to make Brooklyn’s Park Circle a more appealing gateway to Prospect Park — and a less terrifying traffic vortex for everyone outside of a car to navigate. Participants floated a number of ideas to mark off more space for pedestrians, cyclists and horseback riders, and tonight you can help shape what comes next. From DOT’s announcement:

Help determine what short-term safety, circulation and landscaping improvements should be implemented this fall by the Department of Transportation and Parks & Recreation. The proposals were developed in response to a lively and participatory community “brain storming” workshop and will be presented by NYCDOT.

Tonight’s workshop kicks off at 6:00 p.m., at International Baptist Church (312 Coney Island Avenue, by the circle).


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