This Week: DOT’s Big Reveal for the Convergence of Flatbush, Atlantic, and Fourth

This week DOT will unveil a plan for street improvements at the intersection of Flatbush, Atlantic, and Fourth avenues in Brooklyn. Image: Google Maps
This week DOT will unveil a plan for street improvements at the intersection of Flatbush, Atlantic, and Fourth avenues in Brooklyn. Image: Google Maps

DOT will soon reveal its plan to redesign Times Plaza, the triangle formed by Flatbush, Atlantic, and Fourth avenues in Brooklyn.

Located near the largest transit hub in Brooklyn, the area around Times Plaza, outside Barclays Center, is one of the most dangerous places in the borough to walk. Motorists have killed at least four pedestrians and one cyclist at or near Times Plaza since 2008.

DOT released a long-awaited proposal for improvements last summer. Brooklyn CB 2 will get a look at a revised plan Thursday night.

Here are this calendar week’s highlights. Check the full calendar for more info on these and other events.

  • Today: Riders Alliance holds a meeting to brief new members on its “Fair Fares” campaign. Countee Cullen Library, 104 W. 136th Street, Manhattan. 6 p.m. RSVP here.
  • Also today: DOT hosts an open house for its “Smart Truck” freight management plan. Swinging Sixties Senior Center, 211 Ainslie Street, Brooklyn. 6:30 p.m. RSVP to freightplan@dot.nyc.gov.
  • Wednesday: Ride and socialize with the City Council Progressive Caucus for Bike to Work Day. You can join the ride at Brooklyn Borough Hall or Union Square in Manhattan. 8 a.m. RSVP here.
  • Also Wednesday: The City Council transportation committee holds a hearing on the mayor’s proposed budget, which increases funds for Vision Zero street redesigns but doesn’t include money for bike-share expansion. City Hall Council Chambers. 1 p.m.
  • More Wednesday: The Manhattan CB 4 transportation committee will get a presentation from “Gridlock” Sam Schwartz on 11th Avenue safety improvements, and will hear from DOT about the Smart Truck Management Plan. 353 W. 30th Street Community Room. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: DOT presents its plan for improvements to Times Plaza to Brooklyn CB 2. YWCA Brooklyn, Second Floor Gallery, 30 Third Avenue, Brooklyn. 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: Weekend Walks comes to Kingston Avenue in Brooklyn, which will be car-free between Eastern Parkway and St. John’s Place and from Bergen Street to Pacific Street. 2 p.m.

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

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