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Barclays Center to Unveil Game Plan for Traffic, Parking and Bikes

The new Barclays Center is slated to open in the fall.
The new Barclays Center is slated to open in the fall.
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DNAinfo/Ben Fractenberg

PARK SLOPE — Maybe they'll use a no-parking-zone defense.

The new Barclays Center will unveil its game plan Tuesday for how the 18,000-seat Brooklyn Nets arena will handle parking and traffic when it opens this fall.

Developer Forest City Ratner Companies will reveal the long-awaited "transportation demand management plan" — a proposal on how to cut down on car traffic to the arena and minimize the effects of vehicles that do come — at a public meeting at 6 p.m. at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

Representatives from Forest City Ratner Companies will present the plan and then take questions from the public. Sam Schwartz, the traffic and transportation expert, consulted with FCRC on the project.

The arena's impact on local streets, parking and traffic has long been a source of concern for neighbors. The transportation plan was originally scheduled for release in December, according to the watchdog blog Atlantic Yards Report.

Now that it's finally here, locals hope to learn more about "how the MTA and LIRR will increase service, how Forest City Ratner will use incentives...to encourage use of public transportation...and how bike parking will be run," according to Atlantic Yards Report.

With its opening still four months away, the Barclays Center is already selling out events by big-name entertainers.

Aside from a Sept. 28 concert by Nets co-owner Jay-Z, the arena is also scheduled to host legendary singer Barbra Streisand, who recently added a second show after her Oct. 11 concert sold out.

Leonard Cohen, Andrea Bocelli and Rush are also scheduled to perform.