From ESD: increased vehicles/pedestrians on Dean Street not "anticipated" to provoke adverse effect on safety
No problems from traffic/pedestrian increase?
This one jumped out:
10. Since the introduction of Astroturf to Dean Playground, activity at the playground has significantly increased. Will the increase in traffic and pedestrians make the playground less safe? Will parents still be able to watch their kids play from the sidewalk during league games on the weekends?
No adverse effect on safety in or around the playground is anticipated.None? Is that why there will be extra cops and security guards around the perimeter of the arena and, presumably, adjacent streets?
As another response explains, there will be about 3000 additional pedestrians traveling between the accessory lot and the arena. It's unclear what fraction will use Dean Street, but it's a main route.
The word "anticipate," as I've documented, has a lot of flex to it.
Safety issue right now
After all, as documented by Atlantic Yards Watch, construction workers periodically rest in the playground, which violates the rule requiring that adults visit the playground only in the company of children.
070811 Response to Questions re Traffic from June 14 Public Meeting