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Traffic and pedestrian safety

Impacts which reduce the safety of the roadway network surrounding the site, or represent danger to pedestrians and cyclists.

"No standing" zone being used for VIP parking

South side of Atlantic Avenue between Flatbush and Sixth
December 20, 2015 - 2:48pm

The "no standing" zone on the south side of Atlantic Avenue between Flatbush Avenue and Sixth Avenue was filled with parked cars today at 1:19PM before a Nets game. The attendant in the yellow jacket, who worked for Sam Schwartz Engineering, told me that the area was being used for VIP parking for the arena. The "no standing" sign is clearly visible at the right.

Russo construction truck closes 6th Avenue for more than 2 minutes

6th Avenue and Dean Streets/B15 footprint
November 28, 2015 - 12:20pm

Here is a video of a large truck with a container manuevering to get into the former satellite parking lot in the B15 footprint:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyDwnFP8USQ

More on late night truck noise on Dean and Pacific

Dean and Pacific
November 23, 2015 - 1:30am

Here is a report from the same resident who forwarded the information that formed the catalyst for the closed/resolved AYW incident report #http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/1798.

Illegally parked bus in turning lane on Dean Street

Turning lane on Dean at Dean/6th intersection
November 28, 2015 - 4:00pm

A VIP bus illegally parked in a travel lane on Dean Street for a long time today.  It is my understanding the bus was parked in the turning lane for much of the day.  This turning lane is often tasked for use by Barclays Center and construction.  
Presumably the bus is associated with one of the teams playing tonight, bu the card in the window says Cincinnati Bearcats -- a footbal team.  

Dangerous attractive nuisance at 550 Vanderbilt

550 Vanderbilt on Dean Street near the Vanderbilt intersection
November 24, 2015 - 9:53pm

There is a dangerous attractive nuisance at the 550 Vanderbilt site.  A door has been left open into the site approximately where the water main break was today, apparently.
The door gives entrance to the entire construction site.  Immediately inside the door is a large pit.  The workers on the 550 Vanderbilt building are protected from the pit by a warning sign and a streamer of sorts.  The pit is readily accessible from the street, though.
See video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHbGzPW2FIs

Dean Street jammed with cars; Noise from traffic increased by wall; Carlton Avenue closed without notice

Dean Street and Carlton Avenue
November 16, 2015 - 8:00pm

Carlton Avenue was closed without notice last night and as a result Dean Street was turned into a traffic jam.  It is now a regular occurrence that Dean Street from Carlton to Vanderbilt is jammed.  
At some points in the week the movement across Vanderbilt Avenue on Dean Street is failed as an intersection because cars take minutes to get through the intersection.

Late night construction truck noise

Dean Street from 6th Avenue to Carlton Avenue
November 12, 2015 - 1:00am

Forwarded to me by email (and posted to AYW with permission) from a resident with windows facing south to Dean Street between 6th and Carlton Avenues.
"Last night, like many nights (every night?), I was kept awake by many loud construction vehicles roaring down DEAN street from 1 am onwards.  I notified 311 via mobile app, which did not have a category that suited this complaint, btw.  I chose the closest thing I could find.  PD response was (explitive), as expected.  Here is the reference for you, for what it is worth."

Pacific Street functionally challenged/closed because of break in water line

Pacific Street east of 6th Avenue
September 24, 2015 - 9:30am

Pacific Street between 6th and Carlton was made yet more challenging today because of a water line break in the sidewalk outside 666 Pacific Street.  Pacific was flooded (as much by construction workers, equipment and DEP than by water), and the sidewalks were closed on both sides of the street.  Actually, they apparently would have been anyway since construction was occurring in the 666 Pacific Street sidewalk. 

Idling Truck on the sidewalk

Dean Street (between Carlton and Vanderbilt Aves)
September 23, 2015 - 11:40am

Truck idling on the sidewalk blocking safe passage for pedestrians. Pedestrians with strollers were forced to use the road with on-coming traffic (see attached photos).

2015-08-31 2 B3 18 wheel tractor trailers illegally idle from 5:35am until 8:09am no flaggers blocks 6th Ave

620 Atlantic B3 site
August 31, 2015 - 5:49am

2 each B3 18 wheel tractor trailers illegally idle & not stage in approved area from 5:35am until 8:09am no flaggers blocks 6th Ave with 6+ construction workers stand around not flagging while bikes & cars must egress into oncoming traffic for over 2.5 hours, 1 staging & completely blocking traffic on 6th Ave blocking lane (see date stamped photos)