Are new procedures "very effective" in managing truck traffic at arena site? Videos show cluster of trucks on residential street
The videos shot beginning at 6 am were included in two postings (1, 2) on Atlantic Yards Watch made by a resident of the Newswalk building along Pacific Street between Sixth and Carlton avenues.
That stretch sits between the professed staging area--now a private street--on Pacific Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt avenues and the arena entrance west of Sixth Avenue.
Clearly lots of trucks are jumping the gun--and ignoring both site rules and violating parking regulations.
The first video shows dump trucks idling inappropriately at the southeast corner of Sixth Avenue and Pacific Street, almost constant disregard--by AY-bound trucks and other traffic--of a "Stop Here on Red Light" sign that aims to protect access to the Long Island Rail Road yard, and construction workers driving the wrong way on a one-way street in search of parking.
The second video similarly shows the absence of a flagger, failure to stop appropriately, and illegal idling in a "No Standing" zone.
The brief video below shows a tractor-trailer, which has turned right from Sixth Avenue to go the wrong way down Pacific Street, then backing through a red light to get into the arena site.