Community Board Backs DOT Road Diet for Brooklyn’s Deadly Third Av.
“This is just a beginning of what we could do to fix our community,” said one board member. “This is not done, this is not where we finish off.”
US DOT Rejection of City Request for BQE ‘Enhancement’ is Good News, Advocates Say
"It's good news because it’s a bad project,” said one activist about the feds' rejection of funds to repair the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
… And the Biggest Failures and Disappointments of 2023
Let's be real, 2023 was not a good year for livable streets.
Groups Call on Hochul to Stop City’s ‘Predetermined’ Plan to Keep BQE
"The existing process will only lead to billions of city and state taxpayer dollars spent to simply preserve the failed and dangerous BQE with a Band-Aid," the groups said.
Tuesday’s Headlines: BQE Patchwork Edition
The city will close the Queens-bound BQE between Atlantic Avenue and Sands Street for one weekend next month. Plus more news.
City Seeks $800M from Feds to ‘Repair and Enhance’ Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
“It’s sad to see the city’s text invoking the negative history of urban highway construction while seeking to cement that legacy for the rest of the 21st century,” said one activist.
Civic Groups Slam Mayor’s ‘Car- and Truck-Centric’ BQE Plan
The city should scrap its "car- and truck-centric" plan for the future of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in favor of a plan that discourages private car use, civic groups said.
DOT Rethinks ‘Terrible’ Atlantic Ave. BQE Ramp Redesigns
Maybe adding more highway infrastructure through Brooklyn is not the answer.
DOT Plan for BQE’s Atlantic Ave. Interchange is ‘The Robert Moses Playbook’: Pols and Experts
"The proposals should not be doubling down on the infrastructure and transportation of the past,” said state Sen. Andrew Gounardes.
Brooklyn Electeds Demand State Embrace Park Over BQE Trench in Williamsburg
"We're calling on Gov. Kathy Hochul to be a co-applicant alongside the City of New York for federal funding to finally deck the BQE," said Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso.