This Week: Jay Street Improvements, Vision Zero Funding

After years of advocacy by Transportation Alternatives and others, this week DOT will unveil plans to improve safety for people who walk and bike on Jay Street between Fulton and Sands. The proposal goes to the Brooklyn Community Board 2 transportation committee on Tuesday.

Also this week, TA staff and volunteers will lobby City Council members to fully fund redesign projects for NYC’s most dangerous streets.

Check the full calendar for a complete list of events.

  • Tuesday: DOT will present proposed Jay Street improvements to the Brooklyn CB 2 transportation committee. The plan includes parking-protected bike lanes between Fulton and Sands streets, new crosswalks and pedestrian islands, and a new signalized crossing for the public plaza at the Manhattan Bridge. 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: DOT meets with the Manhattan CB 4 transportation committee to talk leading pedestrian intervals and safety improvements for 11th Avenue. 6:30 p.m.
  • Also Wednesday: Brooklyn CB 18 will hear from DOT on a proposal for bike lanes on Avenue V in Sheepshead Bay. 7 p.m.
  • Thursday: New Yorkers who want safer streets will join Transportation Alternatives in lobbying City Council members to fully fund Vision Zero street redesigns. Participants will meet at City Hall at 9:30 a.m. for a day of meetings with city lawmakers.

Keep your eyes on the calendar for updates. Let us know if you have an event we should know about.

  • Alexander Vucelic

    Wednesday CB8 ( UES )crosstown bike lanes flyer attached

  • BBnet3000

    The earlier article said that the protected lanes on Jay were going to continue to Schermerhorn. I guess the huge portion of riders who use the blocks south of Fulton, especially during the chaotic evening rush, are on their own?

    Curious how they could possibly fit “parking protected” lanes on Jay unless they are of the narrowest design seen anywhere for a protected facility, which any fool could tell you is extremely inadequate for even the existing volume of people cycling on Jay. Parking is not appropriate on this street. The side streets should get loading zones instead.

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