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March 23, 2007

Want to stop DOT? Make our streets safer

The Brooklyn Paper
By columnist Nica Lalli and member of Community Board 6 Traffic and Transportation Committee

At last week’s committee vote, people hissed, booed and shouted down the DOT’s proposal, which also called for making Sixth Avenue one-way. As a member of that committee, I can tell you that we did the right thing: we put our community’s interest in front of any individual needs (like the need to get to your coffee date on the other end of the Slope in three minutes flat) and the larger needs in our post-Atlantic Yards world (why should Park Slope have to deal with traffic Bruce Ratner is forcing on us?).

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NoLandGrab: Lalli's question might be rhetorical, why shouldn't Slopers bear the responsibility for dealing with the "traffic Bruce Ratner is forcing on us," since the neighborhood didn't rise up against the development plan in the first place.

Posted by lumi at March 23, 2007 6:19 AM