|Pacific Street and Sixth Avenue|
One block north, at Sixth Avenue and Pacific Street, an errant construction vehicle did major damage to a pole with a traffic signal, causing pedestrians to walk in the street, not the safest path
Anyone observing the chaos has to wonder: what would be the ripple effects if such impacts occurred when the arena next door were up and operating, generating far more traffic?
The ripple effects surely would be much greater. On the other hand, arena and police personnel probably would respond much faster. But these accidents point to the small margin of error when a traffic-generating arena is a tightly sited as this one.
At Pacific Street
As described on Atlantic Yards Watch, the damage to a light pole on August 8 caused by a truck working on arena construction caused pedestrians to walk in the street. (Note that there's been no official report yet on these incidents, so it's difficult to assess fault.)
An accident at Dean and Sixth
Then, according to Atlantic Yards Watch, a driver traveling north on Sixth on August 8 was hit by a car driven by construction worker traveling south on Sixth and turning left onto Dean Street.
|Looking northbound on Sixth Avenue at Dean Street|
|Looking westbound on Dean Street at Sixth Avenue|
|Looking southbound at Sixth Avenue and Dean Street|