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Express 4th Ave Safety Concerns at Upcoming Workshops

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4th Ave Safety Visioning Workshop

Forth on Fourth Avenue (FOFA), a committee of the Park Slope Civic Council working towards creating a safe, multiuse, clean, and green Fourth Avenue, is opening the conversation to the community on January 23, at their Community Meeting on Fourth Avenue Traffic Issues.

FOFA will provide maps and other resources to support identification of problem areas, and to inspire suggestions and strategies for improvement. The meeting will be held at the Fifth Avenue Committee, 621 Degraw St (between 3rd and 4th Ave) from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

The conversation will function as a planning session to prepare issues and concerns which can then be addressed on February 12, when the NYC Department of TransportationBrooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, and the 4th Avenue Task Force will host a public workshop to discuss the future of Fourth Avenue between Pacific Street and 15th Street. The workshop hopes to identify street safety concerns, discuss street design solutions, and collect community input on general Fourth Avenue improvement. It will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 249 9th Street, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Concern for pedestrian safety on 4th Avenue sparked an ongoing DOT assessment of traffic patterns in early 2012, which so far has been focused on Bay Ridge and a portion of our South Slope area, but will continue into Park Slope. As 4th Avenue continues to change with the ongoing development of the Atlantic Yards project and the upcoming opening of PS 133 at Baltic Street, traffic is only likely to get more congested. How do you guys feel about the state of 4th Avenue and the possibility of improvement?

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