Agency: Big chaos needs big fix at Flatbush, Atlantic and Fourth Avenues
City Department of Transportation Unveils Proposal to Ease Dangers at Heavily-Trafficked Downtown Brooklyn Crossing
One good turn deserves another. And so does one good median, and one good bike lane, and one good crosswalk.
So said representatives of the city Department of Transportation at a public workshop hosted by the agency last week to solicit local input on how to make the busy convergence of Atlantic, Flatbush and Fourth avenues safer for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.
The agency convened the Aug. 3 meeting at the YWCA on Third Avenue to “gather input and discuss safety enhancements for Flatbush Avenue from Atlantic Ave to Lafayette and Third Ave.”
But while it entertained suggestions from local residents and activists, the DOT also took the opportunity to unveil its own wide-ranging proposal, which called for sweeping reconfigurations at virtually every corner of the site.