Locals oppose new Third Ave truck route
COURIER LIFE, JUNE 4-10, 2021 3
BY JESSICA PARKS
The mayor is looking to
turn Bay Ridge’s Third Avenue
into a truck route, which
would divert big rigs away
from other nearby streets and
funnel them to the nabe’s commercial
“Rebuilding a cleaner,
fairer, and greener city means
rethinking the way trucks move
through our streets. As more
goods than ever fl ow through
our city, it’s time for a smart,
thoughtful freight management
approach that keeps our communities
safe and livable,” said
Mayor Bill de Blasio on May 13
during “Streets Week.”
The route — which would
run from 65th Street to 86th
Street — comes as part of Hizzoner’s
Delivering New York
plan to optimize the city’s
freight network, which he
claims will benefi t residential
corridors throughout the city.
When offi cially transformed,
the route will be the
southern Brooklyn neighborhood’s
fi rst “local” truck
route that runs north-andsouth,
as its two others — on
65th and 86th streets — run
east to west. The plan also includes
additional local truck
routes nearby on Second Avenue
from 39th to 58th Street,
as well as along New Utrecht
Avenue in Dyker Heights.
Compared to other trucking
paths, local routes service
vehicles traveling within the
borough, rather than using
Brooklyn as a gateway to destinations
outside Kings County.
The new route will extend
the already-existing Third Avenue
path that runs from Atlantic
Avenue in Park Slope
and ends on 65th Street in
The head of the area’s community
board urged decisionmakers
to take note that Third
Avenue in Bay Ridge is much
narrower than it is in the
northern nabes, where there
are three lanes going in each
direction as opposed to in
the southerly neighborhood,
where there is one lane traveling
“Our streets are narrow,”
Josephine Beckmann told
Brooklyn Paper. “I say this all
the time, our Third Avenue is
different than Sunset Park’s
Third Avenue. You have three
lanes of moving traffi c versus
one lane in each direction.”
whether transportation offi
cials examined the recent
launch of outdoor dining
across the city, as well as on
Bay Ridge’s Third Avenue —
suggesting the combination of
large trucks, narrow streets,
and outdoor dining setups
budding into the roadway
could cause a safety hazard.
“Was the study done before
outdoor dining,” she said. “I
think there is a lot more concerns
right on the surface before
even going into greater detail.”
The avenue is also home to
the annual “Summer Strolls,”
a recurring event during the
warm season when the thoroughfare
is closed to traffi c to
allow local businesses to set
up shop on the street, and it’s
unclear how offi cials will accommodate
both the summer
event and truck traffi c.
But a rep from the city Department
said that working with closedoff
streets is not something
new to the agency — citing the
rise of the Open Streets initiative
and its predecessor, the
Weekend Walks program.
Why Third Avenue?
It is also unclear why the
local truck route along Third
Avenue is found to be necessary,
but Beckmann suspects
the proposed designation
stems from a 2019 study recommending
of First and Second avenues
from two-way roads to oneways
going in opposite directions
between 39th and 58th
streets in Sunset Park.
“The board reviewed the
Corporation’s one-way conversion
plan on fi rst and second
avenues we were kind of concerned
about changes to local
truck routes in Bay Ridge
impacted by that, and I think
that is tied to this proposal,”
she told Brooklyn Paper.
At the time, the members
of Community Board 10, and
The proposed truck routes in Bay Ridge are highlighted in green.
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