Brooklyn Town Hall for Vision Zero


The New York City Council Speaker MELISSA MARK-VIVERITO
Brooklyn Borough President ERIC ADAMS
Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez Chair, Transportation Committee
Council Member Vanessa Gibson
Chair, Public Safety Committee
Council Member Corey Johnson
Chair, Health Committee
Council Member Daniel Dromm
Chair, Education Committee


Inez Barron, Robert Cornegy, Laurie Cumbo, Chaim Deutsch, Rafael Espinal, Mathieu Eugene, Vincent Gentile, David Greenfield, Bradford Lander, Stephen Levin, Alan Maisel, Darlene Mealy, Carlos Menchaca, Antonio Reynoso, Mark Treyger, Jumaane D. Williams

AND The NYC Department of Transportation

TUESDAY • APRIL 1 • 7:00PM – 9:00PM (Registration begins at 6:30PM)
209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

In New York City, approximately 4,000 New Yorkers are seriously injured and more than 250 are killed each year in traffic crashes. The Vision Zero Action Plan is the City’s foundation for ending traffic deaths and injuries on our streets.

Vision Zero Will Save Lives – But We Need to Hear From YOU!

Come out and give us your feedback, concerns and legislative ideas on Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Plan! We need your ideas to improve street safety, to identify problem locations, and to hammer out site-specific solutions that match realities on the ground.

TO RSVP OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, Please call: (212) 341-2644 or email


Dept. of Transportation Workshop: Traffic Safety Improvement Along Franklin Avenue


The Dept. of Transportation is considering traffic safety improvements on Franklin Avenue in Community Districts 8 and 9.

A workshop will be held at Medgar Evers College,1650 Bedford Avenue (President’s Conference Room, 1st floor) Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Come out and add your input on safety and travel issues you experience while traveling, biking, walking, etc., on Franklin Avenue.

Franklin Avenue Public Workshop

Franklin Ave. Bike Lane Proposal Update


The below is from the CB 8 meeting minutes for Feb. 25, 2014…


On Wednesday February 12, DOT met with CB 8/9 representatives to solicit input on problems and issues with a Franklin Avenue bike lane between Atlantic Av and Empire Blvd, preliminary to a community-involved planning process. The next step will be a public forum. Attending the DOT meeting were representatives of CB 8 (District Manager Michelle George, transportation Committee Dr. Frederick Monderson, Robt. Witherwax, Holly Fuchs) and of CB 9 (District Manager Pearl Miles, Transportation Committee Ed Fanning). ACTION : DOT will put out flyers for a public forum CB8/CB9, to be held somewhere in the middle of the community (Brooklyn Museum, Central Library, etc.). The Flyers will probably come out around 3/12, the meeting might be week after 3/22. Pearl Miles will work with DOT to find an appropriate venue.

Transportation Workshop

ATTENTION: CM James and Community Groups Host Transportation Workshop; 3/31; 10AM; YWCA

It’s time to get serious about a transportation plan for the 21st century!
Please join New York City Council Member Letitia James, The Boerum Hill Association, The Park Slope Civic Council, The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, and The Tri-State Transportation Campaign for the BK Gateway Transportation Workshop.

The neighborhoods of Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Red Hook, Park Slope and Brooklyn Heights face significant transportation challenges- existing traffic and parking congestion, demands on transit service and dangerous roads for cyclists and pedestrians already pose hurdles for residents, businesses and the environment. The opening of the Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards will further compound these challenges. The BK Gateway Transportation Workshop will lay the groundwork for developing community driven solutions to the transportation issues facing the area.

Discuss transportation issues affecting your neighborhood
Share ideas with transportation experts
Learn about strategies to increase pedestrian and cyclist safety, reduce congestion, and improve transit
Help develop a plan for the future of transportation and transit in our community

Residents, business owners, and community organizations are welcome!

When: Saturday March 31, 2012  * 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Where: YWCA (First Floor Community Room): 30 Third Avenue (at Atlantic Avenue)

RSVP: Due to limited space, participants must register by e mail to

Co-sponsored by: Council Member Stephen Levin, Council Member Brad Lander, Community Board 2, and Transportation Alternatives.

#2 subway change between Flatbush & Franklin – weekends in April

This is to inform you of MTA NYC Transit’s plans to replace 2 line subway service from Franklin Avenue to Flatbush Avenue/Brooklyn College with shuttle buses during the weekends of April 14-16 and April 28-30, 2012, due to track repairs along the line.

From 12:01 a.m. on Saturday through 5:00 a.m. on Monday for these two weekends, customers will be asked to switch from 2 trains to fare-free shuttle buses which will travel along Nostrand Avenue between Franklin Avenue and Flatbush Avenue in both directions.  Posters explaining these diversions will be visible at each affected station several days before these weekends, MTA NYC Transit personnel will be available to assist customers along the shuttle bus route during these weekends and updated information may be found at our website at   

NYC DOT Bike Share Workshop

The NYC DOT Bike Share program will be presented.  Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the project, review proposed Bike Share station locations, comment on the benefits and drawbacks of proposed locations, and suggest other  locations.


Tuesday March 6
Sessions at 6:00 & 7:00 PM
Medgar Evers College
1650 Bedford Avenue
President’s Conference Center, B1008

For more info contact: Zephreny Parmenter, Borough Planner, NYC Dept. of Transportation: or  718-222-7250

Support Residential Parking Permits


Council Member Letitia James and Brooklyn Speaks Urge the Community to Speak Up for Residential Permit Parking in Central Brooklyn!

State legislation required to limit consequences of Barclays Center traffic

WHAT: Hearing of the New York City Council Committee on State and Federal Legislation
WHEN: Wednesday, 11/2 at 10:30AM
WHERE: 250 Broadway, 14th Floor

According to the Empire State Development Corporation, when the Barclays Center opens in September 2012, an expected 35% of arena patrons, or as many as 5,600 cars will travel to the site for each of the projected 220 events held each year. If nothing is done before to mitigate this volume of traffic, there will be an increased risk of vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle accidents that already make Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn’s most dangerous road. This barrage of traffic is also expected to cause significant delays at more than half of the intersections within a half mile of the arena. And it will result in almost 3,000 arena patrons taking curbside parking spots in Park Slope, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, and Prospect Heights.

Among all of the impacts to neighborhood character and quality of life that will come from locating Atlantic Yards’ arena within residential communities, none are of greater consequence to more residents than the traffic generated from arena events. But, there is a way to reduce the demand for our local streets. It’s called “residential permit parking,” or RPP, and it’s been effective in other cities, like Boston and Chicago, where sports facilities are located in densely-populated areas. By limiting on-street parking during arena events to local residents, RPP will create a disincentive for arena patrons to drive, reducing congestion and making streets safer.

New York City requires authorization from the State legislature before it can implement RPP. On Wednesday, 11/2 at 10:30AM, the City Council will hear testimony on legislation authorizing the City to enact residential permit parking programs in the five boroughs.

The BrooklynSpeaks sponsors and Council Member James implore you to participate in this critical hearing and make your voice heard.

In the comments section (click the “replies” link below to view) you will find text for an email that you can send if you can not be at the hearing, the email addresses didn’t come through, so here they are:

Domenic M. Recchia, Jr.:
Erik Martin Dilan:
Lewis A. Fidler:

Chair –
Helen D. Foster:

Others –
Elizabeth S. Crowley:
Joel Rivera:
Larry B. Seabrook:

Public Hearing to Reduce Alternate Side Parking

Public Hearing On the Reduction of Alternate Side Parking for Community District 8

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Location: Hope City Empowerment Center / 650 Washington Avenue (near Bergen Street)
Time: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

You are invited to attend a Public Hearing to discuss the reduction in Alternate Side Street Cleaning frequency.  Community Board 8 is seeking public comments on the proposal to reduce street cleaning days throughout the District. Currently, the Dept. of Sanitation cleans the street 4 times a week, and the reduction would scale the cleaning to twice a week.

Your input is needed. Verbal testimony will be limited to 3 minutes per person; written testimony can also be submitted to the Board. This is just one part of an extensive process to have ASP regulations in the District reduced.

As this is something that will affect many things in the District, including utility service delivery and snow removal during winter months, it is imperative that we receive feedback from those that will be directly affected: the residents of District 8. The item will be voted on at an upcoming Community Board 8 general meeting after review of all comments submitted, feedback from utility companies, and other information.

We hope that you will come out and participate in this important public hearing.