What needs improving in Bay Ridge along 4th Avenue?
We want to hear from you! DOT has developed a new interactive tool that allows users to view 4th Avenue and submit comments and suggestions online.
Click on the “Give Us Feedback” link on the side menu and explore the intersections of 4th Avenue with Google Street View. Zoom in to a concern you have, and then click “Add a Comment” to leave a comment about it.
You can also click the comments to see what others are saying.
This feature will be available until mid-February so post now!
The 4th Avenue Bay Ridge workshop has been rescheduled for Thursday January 24, 2013. Download flyers.
Due to the ongoing recovery efforts due to Hurricane Sandy, the Bay Ridge Workshop has been postponed. NYC DOT is working on finding a new date and will work with all our partners to get the announcement out.
If you have any questions, please contact: 4thAvenue@dot.nyc.gov
Please join NYC DOT and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and the 4th Avenue Task Force for a 4th Avenue Safety Visioning Workshop in Bay Ridge. On WEDNESDAY November 14th, 2012 we will discuss the future of 4th Avenue between 65th Street and Shore Road at this public workshop.
+ Identifying street safety concerns
+ Discussing street design solutions
+ Creating safer crossings
+ Improving safety for all road users
Location: P.S. 264, Bay Ridge Elementary School for the Arts, cafeteria (downstairs), 371 89th Street at 4th Avenue, Brooklyn
The format will be in small groups around tables in the Bay Ridge Elementary School for the Arts cafeteria, where we’ll discuss issues pedestrians, drivers, and others experience along 4th Avenue, and ideas to improve the avenue. Translators who speak Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Arabic will be available for people who aren’t comfortable speaking in English.
DOT presented a proposal to ease the northbound traffic bottleneck that occurs on 4th Avenue approaching the 65th Street intersection on Monday night, September 10th, at CB10. Drivers waiting to make left turns on to 65th St (to access the Gowanus Expressway on-ramp) and under the Expressway (to go northbound on 3rd Avenue) are currently in the way of the majority (79%) of the intersection’s northbound morning commuters, who go straight across 65th St, continuing toward downtown on 4th Ave. When the left lane is blocked with left turners, there is not enough capacity for through traffic in the right lane. According to DOT counts, two northbound through lanes would be necessary to carry existing northbound through traffic.
The DOT proposal would mark the existing defacto left turn lane, create new pedestrian refuge space in the south crosswalk, and remove 8 alternate side parking spaces on the east curb of 4th Avenue between the B9 bus stop and the 65th St intersection (next to an MTA lot, on a curb with no buildings). Removing the parking spaces would create a second northbound through lane, which would double the intersection’s northbound through capacity. The proposed design would better organize the traffic at the intersection, add pedestrian space the south crosswalk across 4th Avenue, and ease northbound morning commuter congestion.
DOT is working with CB10 to schedule a workshop to gather community feedback on the Bay Ridge section of 4th Ave (65th St to Shore Rd) on an evening in mid-November. The 65th St intersection proposal was presented in advance of the Bay Ridge workshop in order to improve northbound traffic flow into the new Sunset Park 4th Ave design across 65th St, which is currently in implementation.
NYCDOT is posting flyers along 4th Avenue in Sunset Park this week in English, Spanish, and Chinese describing the roadway changes that will begin implementation next week. The project will be implemented in two sections: 15th-39th St, and 39th-65th St. The northern section, 15th-39th St, begins the week of August 20th. There will also be VMS boards alerting drivers.
On Thursday, July 19th, DOT will give a brief presentation to the 4th Ave Working Group at the CB7 office (4201 Fourth Avenue) at 6:30pm. The presentation will include outstanding notable issues pre-implementation such as specific design at 65th and 38th Streets, truck loading locations, public space possibilities, and planter and street beautification partners. DOT is happy to answer any questions about the project before construction gets underway in August.
In preparation for the roll-out of the Fourth Avenue safety project this fall, DOT continues to meet with stakeholders along Fourth Avenue to address any outstanding community concerns. Meetings have been held with schools, FDNY, NYPD, hospitals, Green-Wood Cemetery, and private businesses. Topics have ranged from parking regulations to truck loading locations to planters and street beautification.