DOT mulls traffic safety changes in Borough Park, Flatbush
Commissioner Trottenberg takes tour of area
The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) is now looking at ways to make the streets of two Brooklyn neighborhoods safer for drivers and pedestrians following an inspection tour Commissioner Polly Trottenberg took at the behest of Councilmember David Greenfield.
Greenfield led Trottenberg and several high-level DOT staff members on a tour of several trouble spots in Borough Park and Flatbush were traffic congestion has been a long-standing issue.
At each of the locations, Trottenberg and her team closely examined the traffic conditions and told Greenfield that they would return to the community with recommendations for significant improvements.
“Traffic congestion and safety are the number one quality-of-life issues in Borough Park and Flatbush,” Greenfield said in a statement. “I thank DOT Commissioner Trottenberg and her leadership team for joining me in my district to see firsthand what my constituents have to go through on the way to work, to school and to our parks. I look forward to continuing the partnership strengthened here in Brooklyn in the coming months as we pursue critical changes to make our streets safer and better for all of us.”
The tour, which took place on a recent Friday, began on Ocean Parkway, where Greenfield pointed out the difficulties that drivers face turning onto and off of the main highway because of new turn regulations.