Despite Community Board Six’s Transportation Committee approving major streetscape changes for a 28-block strip of 4th Avenue, from Atlantic to 15th Street, the full board voted down the proposal Wednesday. According to The Daily News, some members of the board expressed concern that the changes — which include shrinking traffic lanes, banning eight left turns, and broadening the medians — wouldn’t work due to the already increased traffic near the Barclays Center. According to the Daily News, “opponents of the revamp said their neighborhood doesn’t have a speeding problem, but a traffic problem.” Community Boards in Sunset Park and Bay Ridge already approved proposals from the Department of Transportation to revamp the southern stretches of 4th Avenue. As the Community Board vote is advisory, it’s likely the DOT will move ahead with these changes in Park Slope anyway.
Park Slope Rejects Massive 4th Avenue Overhaul [Daily News]
Community Board Approval for 4th Avenue [Brownstoner]
Photo via the DOT
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