Biking Dangers…

[This is a singe riders experience without supportive data.]

This morning I biked to the lovely Red Hook Swimming Pool for early bird lap swim. This ride is sixteen minutes from our block. Below are my two routes (left – to the pool; right – back to our block).

 

I’ll be the first to admit I’m not the most comfortable city biker. 95% of my rides involve getting to Prospect Park and doing loops. This morning I learned, first-hand, how unnerving bicycling on Dean Street is. To me, the most anxiety-riddled part of the ride is crossing Hamilton Avenue (under the BQE). Next though is riding Dean Street between 6th and Vanderbilt. On my way home, I encountered:

  • FDNY pulling out and going the wrong way on Dean to get to 6th Avenue
  • 3 different double-parked vehicles in front of 535 Dean, syncopated with double parked automobiles (presumably) associated with Temple of Restoration creating a slalom-like experience
  • 2 construction works unloading materials on Dean Street for 535 Carlton Avenue
  • 4 illegally parked USPS vehicles narrowing the street and frustrating the driver behind me as we form a bike-to-car caravan

DOT: let’s not be regressive and await accidents (like these on Vanderbilt Avenue and the original MPT reducing sight lines). Let’s also not discuss the inability for the DOT to enforce. The DOT has high-quality planners that have expertise on improving these situations. Please assist.

October 17th – Block Association Meeting

Dean Street Block Association invites you to meet with Council Member Laurie Cumbo.

WHEN:     Monday, October 17th, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

PLACE:     634 Dean Street (Terra CRG)

We are hosting this meeting specifically for those who live or work near Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park.  The focus will be on the new school planned for Dean Street, 6th Avenue and Pacific Streets as well as on quality of life and safety issues.  

Please come to share your ideas and concerns.  And bring your neighbors!  Children are welcome.

Notice of Public Scoping for Atlantic Yards Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

Dear Community,

Attached to this email is the Notice of Public Scoping for a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. A public scoping meeting has been scheduled to obtain comments on the draft scope of work for the DSEIS.  

The meeting will be held on February 27, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at St. Francis College, Founders Hall, 182 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, New York.  [map]

Copies of the draft scope of analysis may be obtained from ESD’s Web site, www.esd.ny.gov/AtlanticYards, or may be requested through the contact information provided below.  Comments on the draft scope of work may be presented by members of the public or any interested party at the public scoping meeting or submitted in writing to: Empire State Development (Attn: Atlantic Yards), 633 Third Avenue, 37th floor, New York, NY 10017, atlanticyards@esd.ny.gov.  Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 P.M. on March 14, 2013.

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions and thank you for your continued interest in the Atlantic Yards Project.

Regards,

Derek

Derek Lynch | Manager, Atlantic Yards Project
Community/Government Relations
Empire State Development
(646) 581-6092: Cell
(212 803-3736: Office
dlynch@esd.ny.gov