Northern Brooklyn Transportation Public Meeting! Come on out!
WHEN? May 12th and 16th at 6:30PM
WHERE? Swinging 60’s Senior Center, 211 Ainslie st.
There will be two public meetings hosted by the Department of Transportation to address traffic and transportation in the area! DOT will use the study to look at travel needs and congestion from Newtown Creek to the north and east, Flushing Avenue and Broadway to the south and the East River to the west.
The study will focus on “demographics, land use and zoning, traffic, pedestrians and cyclists, safety, parking, public transportation, and movement of goods/trucks in the area” (DOT press release). If you have any concerns or want to be part of this conversation-please come!
As you know, transportation advocacy is no news to us here at NAG, in 2014 we created a survey to understand how northern residents get around. With above average asthma rates (according to NYC DOHMH) and poor air quality in the area, we are particularly concerned about traffic and congestion that leads to worse environmental conditions.
Our friends at OUTRAGE (Organization United for Trash Reduction and Garbage Equity) are currently working on a truck traffic and air quality project to better understand where the air pollution from trucks is concentrated in our community. If you want to volunteer for this project and learn more, contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org!
It is exciting that Council Member Stephen Levin and the DOT have organized this initiative so lets show up and represent our community!