Neighbors express concern about project-related traffic congestion, dangerous intersection, "crisis" Sixth Avenue
The agency's Leroy Branch said they didn't have a presentation, but were aiming to respond to "issues on Sixth Avenue" near Flatbush Avenue.
He got a query from Prospect Heights resident Daphne Eviatar; "What are the plans for dealing with the tremendous amount of congestion around Barclays Center and the whole project, the constant blocking of intersections, the dangers created, constant sirens for emergency vehicles?"
Eviatar asked about "the larger plan for dealing with the congestion." (Unmentioned: that would require far more enforcement of illegal parking and idling by the New York Police Department and, I'd bet, a new mayoral commitment.)
Ikner said that there should be a meeting in mid-July regarding Times Plaza--at the intersection of Flatbush, Atlantic, and Fourth avenues--where a new plaza will be implemented along with neighborhood-requested safety fixes.
Branch said " are still in the process of working through that, it is going to be moved back." He couldn't offer an exact date.
Wayne Bailey, who lives in the Newswalk building on Pacific Street, said the congestion outside "is relentless," compounded by honking.
"I'll check on that tomorrow," Branch said.
(Update: Bailey told me that Branch later told him to bring the issue to the Community Board 8 Transportation Committee. However, Bailey said, CB 8 has made that request previously, with no answer.)