A new proposal from the DOT would turn parts of Brooklyn into truck routes, but local lawmakers are expression opposition to the proposal. CBS New York reports.
The DOT wants to keep trucks on bigger and wider streets to make easier connections. Many trucks have to block roads or get stuck on narrow ones to get to their destinations. The truck routes would ban cars and allow truck free passage. Third Avenue is one possibility.
It’s this possibility that has locals and lawmakers raising eyebrows. Third Avenue does run by an industrial area in Sunset Park, but then it turns residential in Bay Ridge.
“Whoever wrote this plan or thought of this plan has never been to Third Avenue in Bay Ridge. This is not a place for a truck route, and as far as I’m concerned the plan is dead on arrival. It’s just not going to happen,” City Councilman Justin Brannan said.
“There are schools located on this side of Third Avenue. People passing to go back and forth to school once they open up in September and you see people walking here. That’s pretty much a really quiet place,” stated Lori Willis, chair of Community Board 10.
Fortunately for the locals, the plan is only a proposal right now. They have time to talk with the DOT to come up with a better solution for trucking congestion.