At the request of the local community, the Department of City Planning, has undertaken a transportation study of the Atlantic Avenue corridor. This corridor study area examines the avenue between Barclays Center/Vanderbilt Avenue and East New York/Eastern Parkway Extension and reviews its potential to serve as a multimodal corridor that accommodates a wide variety of users, including pedestrians, bicycles, cars, buses, trucks and trains, to serve the transportation needs of businesses, residents, and visitors throughout the area in the future.
As part of a series of studies that respond directly to community concerns, the Department of City Planning has undertaken the Atlantic Avenue Corridor Transportation Study. The study will develop a community-supported vision for improving transportation and propose improvements to street and intersection design for Atlantic Avenue to further safety and accessibility for pedestrians, transit users, bicycles, vehicles and others.
Atlantic Avenue is an important major east-west corridor that connects Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Ocean Hill, East New York and Ozone Park and is also a vital link to Kennedy Airport and the Brooklyn waterfront. This study reviews the potential of Atlantic Avenue to accommodate pedestrians, bicycles, cars, buses, trucks and trains, and to serve the transportation needs of a wide variety of users including businesses, residents, and visitors throughout the area in the future.
The Atlantic Avenue Corridor Transportation Study was funded by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC).
In light of the continued growth along Atlantic Avenue and the surrounding neighborhoods, the Department of City Planning set out to assess the ability of the street network to accommodate the additional travel demand that could accompany this new development.
The Transportation Division collected vehicle count data for study area intersections and conducted a level of service analysis to understand traffic conditions as they exist today. It then developed a hypothetical future mixed-use growth scenario to identify intersections that could be problematic in the future—whether in terms of safety, congestion, or both. The Division analyzed these results and developed recommendations for transportation improvements to allow the corridor to operate safely with acceptable levels of service. These results can be used to support future planning efforts by the City and inform land use decisions for the neighborhood.
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