Tonight: Turn Out to Support Safer Biking and Walking on Flushing Ave

flushing.jpgWhat it's like to bike on Flushing Avenue now. Photo: NYCDOT
We've got a late and important addition to the Streetsblog calendar: At tonight's meeting of the Brooklyn Community Board 2 transportation committee, DOT will present a revised proposal to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists on Flushing Avenue near the Brooklyn Navy Yard. This is a critical link in the path of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, and the project would provide safer bike connections for people riding to Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg bridges.

The concept that DOT initially presented for the project was well-received by this CB committee a few months ago, but met with resistance from Navy Yard businesses and locals who insisted on preserving two-way traffic flow on Flushing. If you want to help keep up the long-term momentum for a continuous Brooklyn greenway and improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians right now, don't miss this meeting.

It gets started at 6 p.m. Here's where to go:

St. Francis College
180 Remsen Street
1st Floor Board Room

It's a small room, so I recommend getting there as early as possible to find a comfortable spot.