Wednesday, September 21, 2011

On the eve of AY District Service Cabinet Meeting, new information from AY Watch about reduced capacity of lay-by lanes

On the eve of the next Atlantic Yards District Service Cabinet meeting, scheduled for Brooklyn Borough Hall tomorrow at 9:30 am, Atlantic Yards Watch reports Lay-by lane capacity at Barclays Center to be less than analyzed in 2006 environmental review; change may increase congestion around arena block:
The state of the lay-by lanes at the time of the arena opening will be similar, with one permanently changed and others with no construction schedule.

The function of lay-by lanes is to take traffic stopped for loading or unloading out of travel lanes. Fewer lay-by lanes mean there is a higher degree of risk for vehicle/vehicle and vehicle/pedestrian conflicts. It also potentially means increased congestion around the arena block.
For more, including a map, go to AYW.

Will this be on the agenda of the meeting tomorrow? Can't say. The agenda's not publicly circulated.

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