Update: DOT Bike Lane Plans

URGENT! PS 154 parents needed to attend the Final vote on Bike Lanes on 10th and 11th Avenues TOMORROW!

Here are the DOT's plans.
 
BROOKLYN COMMUNITY BOARD 7 MEETING
WED, JUNE 21 @ 6:30pm

Chapel @ Greenwood Cemetery
500 25th Street (Entrance on 5th Ave & 25th Street)
 
The good news: Monday evening our parents made strong and compelling arguments for the bike lanes on 10th and 11th Avenues.  After a fierce debate, the Transportation Committee voted to approve - Thank you parents!
 
HOWEVER, it will now go to a final vote to the full CB7 board on Wed at 6:30pm. It is imperative that we have parents there to speak, as the opposition to the bike lanes is intense.  We are finally approaching the finish line, but we need one final push of support.  If you can make it, you could make a difference.
 
Questions?  Anne Lanier 212.255.5510 or annelanier@gmail.com

URGENT! PS 154 parents needed to attend the Final vote on Bike Lanes on 10th and 11th Avenues TOMORROW!

BROOKLYN COMMUNITY BOARD 7 MEETING
WED, JUNE 21 @ 6:30pm

Chapel @ Greenwood Cemetery
500 25th Street (Entrance on 5th Ave & 25th Street)
 
The good news: Monday evening our parents made strong and compelling arguments for the bike lanes on 10th and 11th Avenues.  After a fierce debate, the Transportation Committee voted to approve - Thank you parents!
 
HOWEVER, it will now go to a final vote to the full CB7 board on Wed at 6:30pm. It is imperative that we have parents there to speak, as the opposition to the bike lanes is intense.  We are finally approaching the finish line, but we need one final push of support.  If you can make it, you could make a difference.
 
Questions?  Anne Lanier 212.255.5510 or annelanier@gmail.com

COMMUNITY BOARD 7 - BIKE LANE VOTE - JUNE 19

COMMUNITY BOARD 7 - BIKE LANE VOTE (Transportation Committee)
JUNE 19 @ 6:30pm
In the MMR at PS 154

Mark your calendars. Our Community Board 7 will meet at PS154 for a presentation by the DOT on the proposed bike lanes for 10th & 11th Aves.  Following the presentation and comments from the public, the committee will vote to approve the bike lanes – which will then go to a vote by the full committee 2 days later on Wednesday, June 21st.

Last fall, more than 500 of you signed a petition to encourage the DOT to enact traffic calming measures.  This bike lane proposal is a direct result of activism by our school community for the safety of our children.  However, the bike lane still requires a vote from our local community board.  If you happen to live on 10th Ave or 11th Ave, your voice will be particularly important to the committee.  

As bike lanes remain unpopular with some people in our district, we expect to hear strong opposition.  But there is good news for all!  Here's what the bike lanes will bring to Windsor Terrace:

1. We will not lose a single parking space on either avenue.  In fact we will gain up to 19 spaces as the DOT will add parking on the bridge.

2. Bike lanes will narrow the avenues, which will reduce speeding and accidents.

3. Bike lanes will improve safety and accessibility for all bikers, big and small.

4. The project implementation is quick and painless to the community.

5. This project has the full support of both Council Member Brad Lander and Assembly Member Robert Carroll.

We hope to see you on the 19th! Questions or ideas? Please contact Anne Lanier annelanier@gmail.com

Traffic Calming Update

New School Zone Speed Limit on 11th Ave in front of PS 154.

More good news! On Thursday the DOT installed the signage for our school zone (Speed limit 20 MPH). Yay!  

We will be making a few requests (as per our crossing guards):

  1. We will ask the DOT to add a sign to the West side of 11th Ave because the sign the added on Thursday is behind a tree that will be blooming soon.  
  2. We will also ask the DOT to extend this school zone beyond the block directly in front of the school.

For more information contact Anne annelanier@gmail.com

Traffic Calming News

We've had some excellent news from the DOT this morning!

The decision has been made to convert 11th Ave from a two moving lane configuration to one moving lane. The DOT will then stripe out the parking lanes a bit wide so as to narrow the roadway. The markings should go in by summer. Additionally, the DOT are also still considering changing timing on the traffic lights, adding louvres to the traffic lights, and making 11th Ave a school zone. These items should be decided in the coming months.

Another Channel 12 Video

Another video of the feature on Channel 12 about our efforts to calm traffic on 11th Ave in front of the school.

Support this effort by following @PTAofPS154bklyn on Twitter and retweeting whenever you see #GivePS154aBrake

Or click here to tweet the following:
Traffic in front of our school is 2 fast. #GivePS154aBrake @bradlander @NYC_DOT @VisionZeroNYC @cmenchaca @SenatorHamilton @ptaofps154bklyn

We're on Channel 12

A feature on Channel 12 today about our efforts to calm traffic on 11th Ave in front of the school.

Support this effort by following @PTAofPS154bklyn on Twitter and retweeting whenever you see #GivePS154aBrake

Or click here to tweet the following:
Traffic in front of our school is 2 fast. #GivePS154aBrake @bradlander @NYC_DOT @VisionZeroNYC @cmenchaca @SenatorHamilton @ptaofps154bklyn