In February, the city’s Department of Transportation, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, and the Fourth Avenue Task Force will host a Safety Visioning Workshop to help plan for Fourth Avenue’s future.
Focusing on the avenue from Pacific Street to 15th Street, the workshop is set for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7-9 p.m., at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 249 9th St. (downstairs in the Parish Hall, enter on Fourth Avenue). The goals of this meeting are to:
- Identify street safety concerns
- Gather input
- Discuss street design solutions
- Discuss ways to improve Fourth Avenue
DOT has been conducting a year-long assessment of traffic safety along the length of Fourth Avenue, from Atlantic Avenue to Bay Ridge, and has begun to implement changes, based on community input from neighborhoods in Bay Ridge and Sunset Park.
In the Park Slope area, closer to Flatbush Avenue, pedestrian safety and traffic along Fourth Avenue have been severely affected by the opening of Barclay’s Arena. It will change again when the new P.S. 133 opens at Baltic Street and St. Thomas Aquinas becomes a permanent school. We have the opportunity to help create a safer and greener neighborhood.
On Jan. 23, the Park Slope Civic Council’s Forth on Fourth Avenue Committee held a planning session to help spark, expand, and share community ideas that will be presented at the February workshop. Stay tuned for details about that meeting on our website.
For more information on the February workshop, call Christopher Hrones at DOT, 718.222.7259; you can also e-mail the FOFA Committee with other concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org.