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Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park graphic: what's built/what's coming + FAQ (pinned post)

A dangerous situation for pedestrians and bicyclists at Atlantic and Vanderbilt (through January?)


So, what's been going on? The adjacent railyard is being reconfigured and upgraded as part of the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park project, and the "safe work zone" being created apparently does not mean a safe zone for pedestrians and bicyclists.

However, the sidewalk on the west side of Vanderbilt Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street is not supposed to be used, so I'm not sure why the traffic managers are letting them cross, or why signage isn't pervasive.

From the latest Construction Update:
The East Portal MPT [Maintenance and Protection of Traffic] has been amended to the approved Stage 3 MPT plans. This MPT creates a safe work zone that encompasses the southernmost travel lane and the south parking lane on Atlantic Ave between Clermont Avenue and Vanderbilt Avenue and the westernmost travel lane on Vanderbilt Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street. This MPT also closes the south pedestrian sidewalk on Atlantic Avenue between Clermont Avenue and Vanderbilt Avenue and the west most sidewalk of Vanderbilt Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street. The west and south pedestrian crossings at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Vanderbilt Avenue will continue to be inaccessible.
At the most recent Quality of Life meeting, held 11/3/18, Greenland USA Project Manager Scott Solish said that the MPT--the constraints on streets and sidewalks--should be in place until the end of January.

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