The intersection of Flatbush, Atlantic, and Fourth avenues is in some ways the center of Brooklyn, sitting atop the borough's largest transit hub. It's also overrun by cars, funneling traffic to the BQE and the free East River bridges.
Bike-share operator Motivate is in talks with the city to increase the bicycles in its system by another 50 percent after the current round of expansion wraps up this year, including stations in the Bronx and Staten Island. City Hall would not contribute funds but would grant Motivate more favorable terms in its contract with the city.
Last night, Queens Community Board 6 overwhelmingly endorsed DOT's plan to extend protected bike lanes, pedestrian safety improvements, and traffic-calming treatments on Queens Boulevard through Rego Park to Yellowstone Boulevard.
Russo discusses the state of bike network development, the potential introduction of different types of safety improvements to NYC streets, and how the public process for street redesign projects might be improved.