Forth on Fourth Avenue

Working Together for a Better Fourth Avenue

FOFA invites community neighbors and businesses, as well as people with visions for improved public spaces, to connect in the work of creating positive change on one of the busiest roads in Brooklyn. We are a “hands on” group, with activities that include pedestrian, cyclist and motorist safety; transportation improvements; greening events; and strategies to bring color and vibrancy to 4th Avenue. You can read about the current state of our projects below, under The Latest on Forth on Fourth.

Forth on Fourth Avenue arose from the Civic Council’s 2010 public forum on the thoroughfare’s future and a walking tour eight months later. A full-fledged Civic Council committee as of February 2012, FOFA provides an active forum and voice for people who live, work, and make use of the stretch of Fourth Avenue between Flatbush and the Prospect Expressway. Our goal is to help a safe, multiuse, clean and green streetscape for the diverse users of Fourth Avenue. (Read our full mission statement here!)

FOFA_Icon_smallFOFA’s current projects include:

  • Working with community partners to make Vision Zero a reality on Fourth Avenue.
  • Developing ways to recognize Fourth Avenue’s commercial establishments that are “good neighbors” – i.e., sponsoring clean-ups, “adopting” or planting a tree, using window boxes, etc.
  • Sponsoring quarterly public forums on topics of interest to people who work, live and travel on or near Fourth Avenue.
  • Bringing PSCC Civic Sweeps to Fourth Avenue.
  • Fostering planting and maintenance of new trees and tree beds on Fourth Avenue.
  • Developing strategies to bring make Fourth Avenue a destination

Meetings take place the second Tuesday of every month, 7:45 a.m., at the Fifth Avenue Committee office, 621 Degraw St. near Fourth Avenue.

Here are 3 links we’d especially like to draw your attention to:

* FOFA and partners plan “Yarn Bomb” for Fourth Avenue

* Local blog highlights work of FOFA and other groups improving Public Spaces

Vision Zero

* new update

For more information, contact

Read a timeline of the committee here.


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