People First on Atlantic Avenue


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Campaign History

Atlantic Avenue is one of Brooklyn’s busiest streets, but it lacks the bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure needed to protect Brooklynites from dangerous traffic. This critical East-West corridor runs through dense commercial and residential neighborhoods, but its wide span encourages drivers to regularly drive twice the legal speed limit. The T.A. Brooklyn Activist Committee is calling for a ''Complete Street'' with protected bike lanes, traffic calming measures and pedestrian safety improvements on Atlantic Avenue East of Flatbush Avenue to reduce lethal speeding, boost local business and improve quality of life along the entire corridor. On Atlantic Avenue West of Flatbush Avenue, the Committee is working with local partners to request pedestrian, transit and bicycle improvements, including Bus Bulb Outs, safer crosswalks, pedestrian plazas and an enhanced shared bicycle route.

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Want to take the next step? Contact these elected officials and ask them to support this campaign.

Council Member Steven Levin
718 875-5200
slevin@council.nyc.gov
410 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Council Member Laurie Cumbo
212 788-7081
M35@council.nyc.gov
1000 Dean Street, Suite 311
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Council Member Robert Cornegy
718 919-0740
250 Broadway, Suite 1743
New York, NY 10007

Council Member Darlene Mealy
718 953-3097
1757 Union Street, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11213

Council Member Rafael Espinal
718 642-8664
387 Arlington Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11208

Brooklyn Community Board 2
Robert Perris, District Manager
718 596-5410
cb2k@nyc.rr.com
350 Jay Street, 8th Floor
Brooklyn NY 11201-2921

Brooklyn Community Board 8
Michelle George, District Manager
718 467-5574
info@brooklyncb8.org
1291 St. Marks Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213

Brooklyn Community Board 3
Henry L Butler, District Manager
718 622-6601
bk03@cb.nyc.gov
1360 Fulton Street, Room 202
Brooklyn, NY 11216

Brooklyn Community Board 16
Viola D. Greene-Walker, District Manager
718 385-0323
444 Thomas S. Boyland Street
Brooklyn, New York 11212

Brooklyn Community Board 5
Walter Campbell, District Manager
718 498-5711
bklcb5@verizon.net
127 Pennsylvania Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207

Brooklyn Community Board 9
Pearl R. Miles, District Manager
718 778-9279
bk09@cb.nyc.gov
890 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225