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.

Underhill Avenue to get traffic signal adjustments

Posted: January 10, 2013 - 4:48pm

In response to community concerns following a string of car accidents on Underhill Avenue between Park and Prospect Places (the most recent one from December 2012 is pictured above), the New York City Department of Transportation has investigated ways to adjust the signal timing to promote slower speeds and plans to implement the following no later than March of this year:

Civic groups, elected officials and transportation advocates announce BK Gateway Transportation Vision

Posted: December 15, 2012 - 12:52pm

A group of elected officials, civic groups and advocates have come together to highlight Downtown Brooklyn’s transportation challenges. Population and transit ridership have skyrocketed over the last twenty years in Brooklyn, but New York City Department of Transportation and City Plan have yet to develop a plan to accommodate increased demand on the borough’s transportation infrastructure.

The groups, including the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, the Office of New York State Assemblymember and Congressman-elect Hakeem Jeffries, the Office of New York City Council Member Letitia James, Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, Park Slope Civic Council, and the Boerum Hill Association, released a report, the “BK Gateway Vision: Planning for Now and the Next Generation of Downtown Brooklyn,” that lays out potential solutions to the transportation-land use challenges in the BK Gateway area.  The area includes the downtown neighborhoods bounded by the East River, Nostrand Avenue, Empire Boulevard and 9th Street. 

Pedestrian improvements coming to Flatbush Avenue

Posted: October 17, 2012 - 5:57pm

Starting this week, NYC DOT will be making short-term improvements on north Flatbush Avenue to provide pedestrian safety benefits in anticipation of an upcoming capital construction project (in 2014) that will expand curb lines and sidewalks. The short-term improvements include:

Community Board 8 general meeting

Start Date: 
October 11, 2012 - 7:00pm
Topic : 
Urban planning
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Open space
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Brooklyn Community Board 8
Concern for Independent Living
151 Rochester Avenue (between Prospect Place and St. Marks Avenue)
United States

Community Board 8 represents North Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, and Weeksville.


  • Meeting Call to order
  • Roll Call
  • PUBLIC HEARING ITEM: Community Board No. 8 District Needs for the Capital and Expense Budget for Fiscal Year 2014. (Persons interested in viewing the budget items may do so at the District Office. Also, persons interested in speaking at the public hearing may register by calling the District Office at 718-467-5574. Testimony will be limited to three (3) minutes).
  • Acceptance of Minutes
  • Correspondence
  • Update by NYC Comptroller John Liu
  • Report from the following committees:
    • Aging/Health
    • Economic Development
    • Education
    • Environment/Sanitation
    • Fire/Safety
    • Housing/ULURP
    • Parks Police
    • Transportation
    • Youth & Family Services
  • Old Business
  • New Business
  • Public Comments
  • Acknowledgement of Elected Officials
  • Announcements
  • Adjournment

Please note: The order of agenda items are subject to change.

Open to: 
General public

No Slow Zone this year in Prospect Heights, but other traffic calming measures possible

Posted: July 25, 2012 - 5:47pm

On July 12, 2012 the NYC Department of Transportation announced the selection of 13 Neighborhood Slow Zones for implementation across New York City in 2012. Prospect Heights was not selected. On February 3, 2012 PHNDC had submitted a Slow  Zone Application to DOT with more than 1200 petition signatures and 35 letters of support from locally elected officials, block associations, schools, daycare centers, parent organizations, houses of worship, and service and residential facilities. Although PHNDC is very disappointed that Prospect Heights was not selected, we expect to be ready to apply again in 2013.

BK Gateway Transportation Workshop

Start Date: 
March 31, 2012 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Topic : 
Urban planning
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Sponsored By: 
Council Member Letitia James, PHNDC, Park Slope Civic Council, Boerum Hill Association, and Tri-State Transportation Campaign
30 Third Avenue at Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
United States

The neighborhoods of Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, downtown Brooklyn, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Red Hook, Northern Park Slope and Brooklyn Heights face significant transportation challenges. Existing traffic and parking congestion, demands on transit service and dangerous roads for cyclists and pedestrians already pose hurdles for residents, businesses and the environment. The upcoming completion the Barclay’s Center at Atlantic Yards will further compound these challenges. The BK Gateway Transportation Workshop will lay the groundwork for developing community driven solutions to the transportation issues facing the area.

  • Discuss transportation issues affecting your neighborhood
  • Share ideas with transportation experts
  • Learn about strategies to increase pedestrian and cyclist safety, reduce congestion, and improve transit
  • Help develop a plan for the future of transportation and transit in our community

Residents, business owners, and community organizations welcome! Due to limited space, participants must register by e mail to

Co-sponsored by: Council Member Stephen Levin, Council Member Brad Lander, Community Board 2, and Transportation Alternatives.

Open to: 
General public