Community planning for 4th Avenue in Bay Ridge begins this fall

At Brooklyn Community Board 10′s Traffic and Transportation committee meeting on Tuesday night, May 15th, DOT staff spoke about how DOT will work with the Bay Ridge community to identify their priorities for improving safety on the 2 miles of 4th Avenue in Bay Ridge between 65th Street and Shore Road.

In neighboring Sunset Park, DOT has partnered with the Borough President’s Office on advertising and outreach and worked closely with the Borough President’s 4th Avenue Task Force committees on Safety/Transportation and Medians/Beautification, which meet monthly to discuss issues affecting the whole length of 4th Avenue. DOT will continue to work with these committees in Bay Ridge. In addition, DOT will work to identify a community partner organization in Bay Ridge, further develop this website for online project dialog, and work with the community board to determine the appropriate languages for advertising and community input to ensure a wide range of the neighborhood is heard.

Community planning for 4th Avenue in Bay Ridge will include:

  • A public workshop where community members talk about their priorities and possibilities for the Avenue
  • A public event summarizing input from the workshop
  • Outreach to schools and other local stakeholders about the evolving plan
  • Presentations to the community board

DOT is looking forward to beginning the community planning process for 4th Avenue in Bay Ridge with a workshop this fall. Stay tuned for flyers announcing the workshop. Post questions as comments on this website or email

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