Monday, December 05, 2011

What's going on here? Trucks keep idling on Pacific Street rather than wait in staging area

OK, the video below, as published on Atlantic Yards Watch, does not represent the most scintillating viewing.

But it provides yet another example of trucks idling on a residential street when they should be in a staging area.

Three dump trucks are filmed at 6:30 am, across the street from a residential building, on the middle of Pacific Street between Sixth and Carlton avenues. The arena site is a half-block away, and the railyard site is around the corner.

In both cases, they're supposed to be staged on Pacific between Carlton and Vanderbilt avenues, a formerly public street demapped and turned into a staging area. For example, at 4:43, a construction worker seemingly gives directions to the drivers, two of whom leave at 9:37, and the third at 10:20.

What happened? As noted on AY Watch, either the trucks were released too soon from the staging area, or they avoided it completely, bypassing the truck route and entering Pacific Street from Carlton Avenue

Why? Because there's too little oversight and/or the drivers and their bosses don't think it matters.

Who loses out? People who are living there.

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