DOT Plan to Ban Left Turns from Flatbush Onto Myrtle Ave. Moves Ahead

By Janet Upadhye | June 26, 2014 3:11pm 
 Under the DOT's plan, traffic seeking to go east on Myrtle Ave. from Flatbush Ave would be forced to go west intead and make a U-turn.
Under the DOT's plan, traffic seeking to go east on Myrtle Ave. from Flatbush Ave would be forced to go west intead and make a U-turn.
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FORT GREENE — A city plan to ban left hand turns from Flatbush Avenue onto Myrtle Avenue in order to reduce crashes and congestion got a unanimous vote of support from Community Board 2’s Transportation Committee.

The Department of Transportation plan, which was presented to the board by the Pedestrian Projects Group on June 16, would send motorists who want to turn left onto Myrtle Avenue to turn right instead, sending them westbound on Myrtle Ave.

Drivers would have to loop around at the dead end at Duffield Street to go east on Myrtle.

Banning left turn traffic would help to "reduce conflicts between pedestrians and vehicles while improving the conditions for turning vehicles," according to the DOT.