The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Traffic and transit
Issues relating to motor vehicle travel, as well as use of public transportation, in Prospect Heights.

Brooklyn CB8 Transportation Committee approves DOT plan for Prospect Heights Neighborhood Slow Zone

Posted: May 28, 2015 - 12:29pm

On Tuesday, May 26, the Transportation Committee of Brooklyn Community Board 8 approved a plan by the New York City Department of Transportation to implement a Neighborhood Slow Zone (NSZ) in Prospect Heights. In October 2013, Prospect Heights was one of 15 neighborhoods selected from among 74 applicants to receive a NSZ. PHNDC applied to the program on behalf of Prospect Heights, gathering support from more than 1,300 individuals through an online petition.

Bike to work on Earth Day with Borough President Eric Adams

Posted: April 17, 2015 - 5:04pm

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is starting Earth Day with a special bike-to-work ride from Grand Army Plaza to Borough hall, and you're invited!

The event will begin with a press conference at 8:00AM Wednesday, April 22 at Grand Army Plaza. Following the press conference, participants will ride down Vanderbilt Avenue and turn left onto Bergen Street, then on to Borough Hall, showcasing the bike lanes added to Brooklyn neighborhoods over the last decade.

Bring your bike and join the fun. The ride is sponsored by Borough President Adams, CitiBike, Transportation Alternatives, PHNDC and other Brooklyn civic organizations.

Community Board 8 Transportation Committee meeting

Start Date: 
April 28, 2015 - 7:00pm
Topic : 
Traffic and transit
Sponsored By: 
Brooklyn Community Board 8
CNR-Center Light Health Care Center
727 Classon Avenue (corner of Park Place)
United States

At the April CB8 Transportation Committee meeting, representatives from the Brooklyn Department of Transportation will present plans for implementing a Neighborhood Slow Zone in Prospect Heights. In 2012, PHNDC gathered more than 1,300 petition signatures and received 35 letters of support for the proposed NSZ from elected officials, civic groups, schools, daycare centers, residential facilities and houses of worship. Prospect Heights was chosen for a NSZ in 2013.

Open to: 
General public

Community Board 8 general meeting

Start Date: 
April 9, 2015 - 7:00pm
Topic : 
Urban planning
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Open space
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Brooklyn Community Board 8
St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
856 Pacific Street (between Vanderbilt and Underhill Avenues)
United States

Community Board meetings are an opportunity for community members to hear about neighborhood developments related to land use, economic development, social services, transportation, open space and more.

The agenda for the April 9 meeting is as follows:

1. Meeting Call to order
2. Roll Call
3. Acceptance of Minutes
4. Mr. Patrick Fergus from Dept of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DIOTT) will make a presentation on LINKNYC/CityBridge, a proposal to leverage old payphone infrastructure to build the world's largest, fastest free municipal
Wi-Fi network.
5. Dept. of Transportation and NYC Transit will give an update on the Utica Avenue Select Bus Service (SBS).
6. Committee Reports:
Action Items:
  • Housing/ULURP Committee
  • Transportation
  • SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee
  • Executive Committee
7. Other Committee Reports:
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment/Sanitation
  • Health
  • Nominating
  • Parks
  • Public Safety 
  • Senior
  • Youth & Family Services
8. Old Business/New Business
9. Acknowledgement of Elected Officials/Agency Reps
10. Public Comments/Announcements
11. Adjournment
Please note: The order of agenda items are subject to change without notice.


Open to: 
General public

"Gridlock" Sam Schwartz to present Move NY plan at public forum Thursday 2/19

Posted: February 18, 2015 - 10:39am
A coalition of neighborhood groups, merchants associations, and elected officials representing Downtown and brownstone Brooklyn today announced a town hall meeting to discuss how to address the challenge posed to all New Yorkers by crumbling transportation infrastructure, growing congestion, and rising tolls and transit fares. The focus of the town hall meeting will be a plan put forward by Move NY, a transportation policy group.
“Gridlock” Sam Schwartz – a former NYC Traffic Commissioner – will present the Move NY plan, a leading proposal to address New York City’s numerous transportation needs in a comprehensive fashion.  Members of the community will have the opportunity to discuss the plan during break out sessions to take place after the initial presentation.  The town hall meeting is open to the public and will be held on February 19 at 6:00 PM EST at Brooklyn’s 3rd Avenue YWCA. Interested New Yorkers are encouraged to participate in the conversation on social media using the hashtags #MoveNYBK and #fillthegapNY.

Public forum on the Move NY Fair Plan

Start Date: 
February 19, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Topic : 
Traffic and transit
Sponsored By: 
MoveNY, Community Boards 2, 6 and 8, PHNDC and local civic and business organizations
Third Avenue and Atlantic Avenue First Floor Community Room
United States

Join Move NY and "Gridlock" Sam Schwartz for a discussion of an innovative plan to reduce traffic congestion and fund needed transportation and transit improvements in Brooklyn and New York City. The Move NY "Fair Plan" promises a "faster, safer, fairer and smarter" way to manage increasing demands on our transportation network.

Learn and talk about:

  • Reducing congestion in downtown and brownstone Brooklyn
  • Modernizing and expanding the transit system
  • Fixing our roads and bridges

This informational meeting is sponsored by:

  • Community Boards 2, 6, and 8
  • The Brooklyn Heights Association
  • The Boerum Hill Association
  • The Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association
  • The Cobble Hill Association
  • The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
  • The Fort Greene Association
  • Fulton Area Businesses
  • The Park Slope Civic Council
  • Park Slope Neighbors
  • The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

 The event is free, but space is limited. Please register here.

Open to: 
General public (advance registration encouraged)