A Successful Safety Session for Fourth Avenue

The recent Fourth Avenue Safety Visioning Workshop covering 15th Street to Pacific Street was a great success, thanks in large part to the efforts of the Park Slope Civic Council’s Forth on Fourth Avenue Committee.

Fourth Avenue Safety Workshop at session

Turnout at the Feb. 11 meeting — sponsored by the city’s Department of Transportation, Borough President Marty Markowitz, and the Fourth Avenue Task Force — far surpassed similar meetings on Fourth Avenue in other Brooklyn neighborhoods.

More than 70 area residents filled all the tables at the workshop, held in the St. Thomas Aquinas Church Parish Hall. They worked together on such activities as using a map to identify problems and opportunities on the avenue. DOT and the task force co-chairs were very pleased by the turnout; Councilmember Brad Lander commended DOT for the public meeting, as well as FOFA and the Civic Council for generating enthusiasm for the workshop.

On Jan. 23, FOFA held a planning session to organize the concerns of local stakeholders and get the best possible results for the community from the workshop. (Read more about that session here.)

For those who were unable to attend the meeting, we urge you to visit DOT’s interactive website , where you can continue to make comments about Fourth Avenue until mid-March.

The date for DOT’s follow-up meeting, an open house displaying recommended Fourth Avenue street improvements, has yet to be determined. Stay tuned to the Civic Council website for updates.

Photo courtesy DOT