At the monthly meeting of the Community Board 2 Transportation Committee last night, the Department of Transportation unveiled its revised plan for the portion of Flushing Avenue that runs along the Brooklyn Navy Yard; the agency’s original plan, which had included converting Flushing to a one-way street, was met by resistance from many business owners within the Navy Yard. The revised plan maintains two-way vehicular traffic while adding in two-way bicycle lanes. Because the ultimate plan is more complicated and expensive than originally contemplated, though, it will be implemented in two phases. Here’s the set-up for Phase 1: East of Washington Avenue, there will be a single two-way bike lane running along the north side of the avenue; west of Washington, there will be two separate bike lanes running on either side of the avenue. Council Member Letitia James’ office and the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp. both spoke in favor of the new plan. As part of the presentation, DOT also discussed plans for extending the bike lanes that already exist on the Prospect Heights side of Vanderbilt Avenue across Atlantic and all the way down to Flushing.
Flushing Will Run Two-Ways For Cars and Bikes [NY Times]
CB2 Committee Approves Plan for Flushing Bikeway [Streets Blog]
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