The goal of our transportation planning efforts is to improve the efficiency and safety of streets and sidewalks on Myrtle Avenue. We do this primarily by advocating for improvements with the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).
Why Transportation Advocacy on Myrtle Avenue is Important
As a retail strip and an official truck route, Myrtle Avenue has a high demand for metered parking and heavy truck volume. Double-parking and congestion are challenges. Therefore, our work in transportation planning started with getting additional loading zones and parking meters. Since the Avenue is also a bus route, we worked with the MTA to improve the speed of the B54 by consolidating redundant bus stops. More recently, we’ve focused on bike parking and bike share station placement. To this day, as Myrtle Avenue and surrounding areas evolve, we constantly re-evaluate the performance of our transportation network.
Examples of Our Work:
- Created 9 loading zones on or directly off Myrtle Avenue
- Moved 3 bus stops to create better spacing and faster service
- Conducted pedestrian counts at various locations over multiple years
- Advocated for new bus shelters on Myrtle Avenue @ Ashland (westbound B54) and Vanderbilt @ Myrtle (southbound B69)
- Helped restore eastbound B54 service on Myrtle between Flatbush and Ashland
- Worked with DOT to install 55 bike racks throughout the BID (two phases)
- Worked with DOT to site four Citibike stations in BID district on Myrtle Avenue @ St. Edwards Street, Adelphi Street, Clinton Avenue, and Emerson Street.
Read our Annual Report for more information about project activities and accomplishments.