DOT proposes one-way plan for Park Slope avenues

Comm. Board’s transportation committee opposes initial plan. The Department of Transportation proposed a plan to Brooklyn Community Board 6 to change 6th and 7th Avenues in Park Slope to one-way traffic and reduce the number of lanes on 4th Avenue.

On March 15, 2007, DOT presented the proposals to Board 6’s Transportation Committee. DOT proposed to turn 6th Avenue between 23rd Street and Atlantic Avenue into a northbound one-way avenue, and 7th Avenue between Flatbush and Prospect Avenues into a southbound one-way avenue. DOT said the changes would reduce traffic conflicts, create predictable traffic patterns, remove left-turning conflicts and potentially reduce head-on collisions. Overall, the plan would improve automobile and pedestrian safety. The changes to 4th Avenue would affect the stretch between Dean and 17th Streets, reducing the number of moving lanes from three to two, and adding left-turn lanes. DOT explained that it would follow the full board’s final recommendation.

The Transportation Committee voted against the entire proposal, asking for a more comprehensive planning process that involved the community. The issue will go before the full board on April 11, 2007.

Brooklyn Community Board 6, Transportation Committee,March 15, 2007.

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