CLINTON HILL — The city’s Department of Transportation wants your feedback on a proposed two-way, protected bike lane on Clinton Avenue that would make the thoroughfare into a one-way street for vehicular traffic.
The DOT will be canvassing the neighborhood for the next week to survey community members on the proposed bike lane, which would be added to the east side of Clinton Avenue, between Flushing and Gates avenues.
The proposal would turn Clinton Avenue, now a two-way street, into a one-way northbound street, with one travel lane, a parking lane and a pedestrian island.
The DOT says the change would calm traffic, shorten pedestrian crossing distances and make the street safer for families, seniors and children.
The change would have a minimal effect on the surrounding street network since Clinton Avenue has relatively low traffic, according to the DOT.
Under the proposal, drivers would be encouraged to use neighboring two-way and southbound streets, like Adelphi Street, Vanderbilt Avenue, Waverly Avenue, Washington Avenue and Hall Street.
The new pedestrian safety islands would be added to some intersections, providing new landscaping and greenery to the street.
The DOT says some parking spaces would be lost where the pedestrian islands are installed, but the loss would be minimal.
The new bike lane would add 2.2 miles to the bike network and provide a continuous connection between Clinton Hill and the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, according to the DOT.
The DOT’s street team will be in the neighborhood from April 12-18 to survey residents and give away free bike accessories.
Here’s where you can find them:
►April 12: 3 to 6 p.m. at Myrtle and Clinton avenues
►April 14: 2 to 6 p.m. at Dekalb and Clinton avenues; 2 to 6 p.m. near the Trilok Fusion Center for Arts at 143 Waverly Avenue
►April 16: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Brooklyn Flea at 176 Lafayette Ave.; 2:30 to 6 p.m. at the Clinton Avenue Co-Ops at 201 Clinton Ave.
►April 17: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Clinton and Lafayette avenues (near Cadman Memorial Church); 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Clinton and Gates avenues (near Galilee Baptist Church)
►April 18: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Vanderbilt and Flushing avenues