Thursday, November 13, 2008
ATTENTION: Traffic Changes on Brooklyn Streets
Council Member Letitia James and Assembly Member Hakeem Jeffries joined business owners, churches, and residents of Fort Greene today at 11:00AM in Brooklyn to discuss traffic changes on major streets in Brooklyn, specifically the change of street directions (from a one-way to a two-way) on Hanson Place. This street direction change affects the Atlantic Center Mall, as well as the Brooklyn State Office Building (location of the office of Assembly Member Jeffries), the Office of Council Member James, MoCADA, restaurants, businesses, apartment buildings, brownstones, and the Atlantic Avenue subway station. This unannounced change is putting people and drivers in harms way due, by and large, to improper notification by the Department of Transportation (DOT).
In response to this, Council Member James's office is currently developing legislation geared towards the DOT, and traffic rules implementation. There will be more to state concerning this legislation at a later date.