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2011-10-27 Rail yard tractor trailer dump trucks headed to Classon - The CLEXY Block Association petition

Location: 
Atlantic Ave to Classon
When: 
November 10, 2011 - 1:52pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds1FAbXpx4U

The video shows that the rail yard tractor trailer dump trucks leaving the Vanderbilt rail yards headed direction Classon Ave, normally they are in the right lane to turn right on Vanderbilt then right on Pacific then right on 6th Ave then left on Atlantic to BQE. There has been a noticeable decrease in rail yard traffic on Pacific St lately from the official staging area when construction trucks leave the rail yard, now the dramatic increase of complaints from the CLEXY Block Association, we may now have answers why the decrease. Again attempts by FCR/Barclay’s arena construction vehicles to circumvent the authorized NYCDOT truck route rules and lack of enforcement by the ESDC.

Read CLEXY's grievances below:

http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/375

http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/374

Over 500 people have signed the petition to address the traffic issues on Classon Avenue created by the Atlantic Yards.
Classon Avenue is clearly being targeted as the main means of egress for future event traffic to the BQE. Classon Avenue is almost exclusively a residential street, yet current levels of illegal truck usage from the Atlantic Yards (Classon is not a truck route, Bedford Avenue is the designated truck route) are creating serious health and safety risks for all who live, work and travel on Classon Avenue. These unsafe conditions will be greatly exacerbated by the increased traffic associated with the Atlantic Yards events. The CLEXY Block Association is petitioning for:
1. No Left Turn designation from Atlantic onto Classon Avenue
2. Clear and prominent signage along Atlantic designating Bedford as the route for the eastbound stadium traffic to access the BQE.
3.Addition of signage reinforcing Classon Avenue as prohibited to all truck and traffic excluding those making local deliveries.
4. Addition of a bike lane on Classon Avenue from Bergen to Dekalb.

Severity
The nature of the threat posed by the incident or impact.
People: 
Extended community
Frequency: 
Ongoing
Impact: 
Public health