FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release #09-020
Alternate Side Parking regulations suspended in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, Brooklyn starting May 18 for six to eight weeks as DOT posts new, reduced street-cleaning restrictions
Suspension is the first of three phases for neighborhoods in Community District 2
Effective Monday, May 18, 2009, Street Cleaning/Alternate Side Parking Regulations will be temporarily suspended in the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill sections of Brooklyn's Community District 2 for approximately six to eight weeks as the Department of Transportation (DOT) installs approximately 2,000 signs with new, reduced regulations. In most cases, daytime residential street cleaning parking restrictions will be reduced from twice a week to just once a week to ease parking for local residents. On commercial corridors, some streets will now be cleaned more often and regulations will be better coordinated to help ensure some curbside parking for local shoppers. The new rules were established by the Department of Sanitation at the request of Community Board 2. Changes for the rest of the district will occur in two additional phases, which will be announced over the summer.
Street Cleaning Regulations will be suspended within the following borders from May 18 until further notice:
North: Flushing Avenue (included) from Navy Street to Classon Avenue.
East: Classon Avenue (included) from Flushing Avenue to Fulton Street.
South: Fulton Street (not included) from Classon Avenue to Flatbush Avenue.
West: Flatbush Avenue (not included) from Fulton Street to Myrtle Avenue; Myrtle Avenue (included) from Flatbush Avenue to Navy Street; Navy Street (not included) Myrtle Avenue to Flushing Avenue.
The new regulations will take effect once sign changes are complete in the entire area, also indicated on the attached map. The changes do not affect 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. parking rules or meter regulations, or any other parking rules that are not street cleaning regulations.
The DOT will give advance notification before enforcement resumes, and the public is encouraged to check the DOT's Web site at www.nyc.gov/dot and call 311 regularly.
Similar conversions and temporary suspensions of ASP rules will occur in the coming months in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, and remaining neighborhoods within Community District 2, affecting approximately 4,000 additional signs.
Regulations were similarly converted last year in the Park Slope, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens and Red Hook neighborhoods in Brooklyn Community District 6. During that transition, DOT conducted a study, which found that the suspension of ASP regulations had minimal impact on traffic and parking conditions in the area.
For more information, please contact the Citizen Service Center at 311 or visit the Department of Sanitation's web site at www.nyc.gov/sanitation, or contact Brooklyn Community Board 2 at (718) 596-5410 or CB2K@nyc.rr.com.