Motorists & Parking
Church Avenue, Brooklyn Congested Corridor Study
Church Avenue from McDonald Avenue to Utica Avenue Brooklyn (2.7 miles)
This corridor runs east-west directly through the center of Brooklyn, and crosses the Prospect Expressway, Flatbush Avenue, Utica Avenue, and other points east. It is characterized by a mix of residential, commercial, and retail land uses, and has very high pedestrian volumes, especially on weekends. The area between East 15th Street and Flatbush Avenue is narrow and has significant retail activity resulting in vehicular and pedestrian congestion.
Church Avenue is a through and local truck route in different areas, and is heavily used by trucks going to other destinations, such as JFK airport. The B35 bus provides both local and "limited" service, and several express bus routes use at least a portion of the corridor. There are subway stations at McDonald Avenue (F) and at East 18th Street (B/Q), which generate bus/subway transfers. The corridor is also served by the nearby 2 and 5 subway lines.
This footage was taken from the roof of St. Paul's Church on the northeast corner of Church Ave. and East 19th St. The camera points west on Church Ave. towards East 18th St. This footage shows the effectiveness of the delivery windows project installed by DOT in January 2011. Watch the time lapse video Learn more about the delivery windows
- Download the final report (pdf) (February 2013)
- Download the recommendations (pdf) for changes to curbside parking regulations to improve traffic flow and safety, while allowing for deliveries to this commercial district.
- Download the presentation from the November 2009 public meeting (pdf), which presents suggestions for safety and mobility improvements.
- Downloadthe Project Advisory Committee presentation (pdf), which contains background information, initial observations and next steps.
- Download the public meeting presentation (pdf) from June 2008 which contains background information, initial observations and next steps.
- Download the May 2009 public meeting presentation (pdf), which contains existing and future conditions, major findings and proposed improvement measures.