Community Board 7, via the residents of 20th Street in the Green-wood Heights section of Brooklyn, has put forth a proposal to change the truck route currently on 20th Street from a two-way truck route to a one-way eastbound truck route. This seemingly small move to alleviate truck and traffic congestion would potentially cause drastic rerouting of trucks through extremely busy school areas, as well as potentially cause an increase in overall traffic from 3rd Avenue near the Gowanus Canal and into Windsor Terrace.
A .pdf was presented May 30th at the CB7 meeting that I’ve requested a copy of, but was told by the CB7 individual spearheading this that he was unsure it would be made available to the public. updated as of 6/1: the DOT has said they will upload it to their web site and provide a link, this process will take one week.I’m reluctant to publish what their plans are since it seems to be a moving target at this time, however, if 20th Street were to be made into a one-way eastbound truck route, potential plans could include rerouting streets from 19th Street – 23rd Street, in addition to making 7th avenue a truck route routing trucks to Prospect Ave.
A petition to stop this potential proposal can be found here:
To clarify, the proposal, based on a petition, is to make 20th Street a one-way truck route heading eastbound.
There will be a public meeting to hear testimony on June 18th.
Members of the community are invited to attend, however, WRITTEN testimony can be given anytime through June 18th by sending it to the community board’s email:
firstname.lastname@example.org – please make sure your email contains your Name and Address.
If you’d like more information on the Community Board 7, click here for their web site.