Community Board meeting wth DOT
Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 pm
Seward Park Extension Community Center
56 Essex Street (between Grand and Broome)
We have an important opportunity on Tuesday to make sure that the Department of Transportation helps to solve our neighborhood traffic problem.
DOT has been dragging its heels coming up with a solution for the traffic that starts at Grand & Clinton and radiates throughout the neighborhood. When DOT last presented to CB3 this summer, there were no new solutions proposed, just promises that data collected in the spring will be analyzed with proposals to come.
On Tuesday, DOT returns to CB3 to report on two potential traffic pattern changes:
- Eliminate Clinton Street access to bridge.
- Reduce Clinton traffic by eliminating left turn from East Broadway, Henry, and Madison during rush.
Based on the soft dividers recently installed on Grand near Clinton, DOT appears to be aiming for more low-impact improvements instead of looking for alternative traffic patterns. A strong public showing at CB3 Tuesday would emphasize that residents believe Clinton Street is not an appropriate approach to the Williamsburg Bridge.