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June 15, 2011

At forum on traffic, new concerns about unintended consequences of traffic mitigations: spillover onto and around Third Avenue

Atlantic Yards Report

As per usual, Norman Oder has the definitive report on last night's presentation of Atlantic Yards traffic, ahem, mitigation plans, including lots of video and a rundown of all the Q & A.

Before the meeting on Atlantic Yards traffic mitigations last night, held by the Empire State Development Corporation and Forest City Ratner, the main objections expressed, via Atlantic Yards Watch and BrooklynSpeaks, were that the plans focused on Atlantic and Flatbush avenues, doing nothing to address traffic congestion on the eastern end of the project nor to control on-street parking by arena patrons.

Nor do the plans, which begin this month, fully acknowledge the impact of a much attenuated construction schedule.

And last night, as Forest City Ratner consultant Sam Schwartz described the previously announced plan to an audience of more than 100 at Brooklyn Borough Hall, significant new objections arose.

Schwartz also exhibited a shaky grasp of a few of the project's many details, such as the entry points to the planned surface parking lot.

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Posted by eric at June 15, 2011 10:47 AM