This Week: Tell DOT to Prioritize a Safer Times Plaza in 2017

DOT took steps this year to recognize the need for improvements at Times Plaza — the triangle at the deadly intersection of Flatbush, Atlantic, and Fourth avenues in Downtown Brooklyn — but has yet to see the project through.

On Saturday Transportation Alternatives will hold a rally, with Borough President Eric Adams, to urge the city to fix Times Plaza in 2017.

Check the Streetsblog calendar for the full list of this week’s events.

  • Wednesday: The Biking Public Project holds its holiday party. Enjoy complimentary food and drinks while getting up to speed on this year’s research project with food delivery workers. 7 p.m.
  • Thursday: TA’s Staten Island committee meets to plan bike rides and campaigns to change dangerous streets in the borough. 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: Join TA in calling on DOT to make much-needed safety improvements at Times Plaza in Downtown Brooklyn. RSVP requested.

Watch the calendar for updates. Drop us a line if you have an event we should know about.

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Brooklyn Electeds to DOT: Put Safety First at Atlantic and Flatbush

|
About a dozen people braved the cold Saturday morning to call for pedestrian safety improvements at Brooklyn’s Times Plaza and along the whole Atlantic Avenue corridor. Times Plaza is the triangular public space at the convergence of Atlantic, Flatbush, and Fourth avenues. At a public meeting last month, local residents were disappointed that the redesign proposed […]

After $11M in Repairs, Is Borough Hall Plaza a Plaza, or a Parking Lot?

|
Bklyn. Borough Hall plaza almost redone. Now it returns to its intended purpose: parking. @StreetsblogNYC pic.twitter.com/rYE6pgpGxF — Brian Howald (@bdhowald) November 20, 2015 This year, contractors hired by the Parks Department got to work replacing the bluestone in the plaza outside Brooklyn Borough Hall, which was busted up due in part to people — including […]

The Pulaski Bridge Bikeway Is Open and It’s Magnificent

|
Pedestrians and cyclists don’t have to settle for scraps of space on the Pulaski Bridge any more. This morning, the bridge’s new two-way protected bikeway officially opened to the public, the culmination of a four-year effort to improve biking and walking access between Greenpoint and Long Island City. The Pulaski carries thousands of cyclists between Queens and Brooklyn across Newtown […]
Mayor de Blasio speaking at Grand Army Plaza this morning. Photo: David Meyer

Prospect Park Goes Car-Free Forever on January 2

|
Over the course of many years and several thousand volunteer hours - including massive petition campaigns in 2002 and 2008 - advocates were able to get DOT to gradually whittle down the times and places where cars were allowed in the park. The mayor's announcement today is the culmination of that steady advocacy and the incremental progress toward a car-free park.

The Streetsies

|
All in all it was a great year for New York City’s Livable Streets Movement. Here are the winners of our 2007 awards. See you in January… Best Livable Streets Project: The Ninth Avenue bike lane, Chelsea. Best New Public Space: DUMBO’s Pearl Street Pocket Park. Honorable mention: Chelsea’s Meat Market Plaza. Best Pedestrian Project: […]