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Fix Fifth

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Fix Fifth

  1. 1. fix 5 th avenue transportation alternatives brooklyn volunteer committee
  2. 2. fix 5 th avenue Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn runs nearly six miles, through some of the most unique communities in the borough. Park Slope, Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, and Fort Hamilton all share the continuous commercial strip. 5th Avenue in Brooklyn
  3. 3. fix 5 th avenue Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn runs nearly six miles, through some of the most unique communities in the borough. Park Slope, Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, and Fort Hamilton all share the continuous commercial strip. Yet these neighborhoods lack safe crossings for the thousands of daily users who walk, bike and drive along Fifth Avenue. existing bicycle infrastructure
  4. 4. fix 5 th avenue In the wake of a tragic bike accident b in 2005, over 100 Park Slope businesses joined together to show support for a 5th Avenue bike lane. bike lane beginnings
  5. 5. fix 5 th avenue The NYC Department of Transportation responded with a combination class II bike lane / class III shared bike route that extends from Dean to 24th street. But why does it have to end there? Class II/III bike lane installed on 5th Ave.
  6. 6. fix 5 th avenue The Transportation Alternatives Brooklyn Volunteer Committee would like to see that lane extended, bringing slower traffic and safer pedestrian crossings to all residents, merchants, and commuters. desired bike lane
  7. 7. fix 5 th avenue This lane would offer a clearer connection between Sunset Park, Leif Ericson Park, Fort Hamilton Park, and the water’s edge as well as connect with the existing 62nd street lane and proposed lanes on 36th, 41st, 44th, 92nd and Bay Ridge Parkway. Park areas along the 5th ave corridor
  8. 8. fix 5 th avenue On a larger scale, should the Verrazano Bridge get funding for the bike/ped path it was originally intended to have, a single livable street corridor along Fifth Avenue could be a direct link between Staten Island and Downtown Brooklyn for cyclists and mass transit users. Verrazano connection
  9. 9. fix 5 th avenue proposals Engaging with the 5th Ave. community groups and leaders.
  10. 10. fix 5 th avenue 1. Bring traffic calming improvements to the 67th street (at 5th avenue), an unnecessarily wide where high speed vehicles exiting the Belt Parkway intersect with children’s access to Leif Ericson Park and Millennium Playground on either side of 5th avenue. 67th St. and 5th Ave.
  11. 11. fix 5 th avenue 2. Request a class II bike lane addition as the capital project to reconstruct 5th avenue adjacent to Greenwood Cemetery nears completion, which would continue from its current end point at 24th twelve blocks south to 36th. This has already been identified as a potential route on the Bicycle Master Plan, as has 36th street, from 5th to 7th avenue. 5th Ave. between 24th and 36th streets

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