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Fire truck caught in traffic jam on Dean Street again

Location: 
Dean Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt
When: 
December 18, 2014 - 6:30pm

I don't know if the fire truck was on a call or not, but it had its lights flashing.  It turned on its siren once it crossed Vanderbilt.  The time of the filming was between 6:30 and 7:00 pm.
 
The video starts long after the fire truck was caught in traffic on Dean.  The video starts roughly at mid-block.  The traffic was likely backed up to the fire house more than a block away.  All the same the truck takes 3 and 1/2 minutes to cross Vanderbilt Avenue.  
 

No "Sidewalk Closed" signs on construction fence at Vanderbilt; pedestrians use closed crosswalk and bike lane on Vanderbilt

Location: 
Vanderbilt Avenue from Dean Street to Pacific Street
When: 
December 18, 2014 - 8:50pm

There are no "sidewalk closed" signs on the crosswalks across Dean and Vanderilt at the Dean/Vanderbilt intersection.  I haven't checked the other intersections yet. 
 
The closure seems anyway to count on pedestrians to behave themselves and not walk along the construction fence, which if experience is a guide, they will do.  It is hard to fight natural pedestrian behavior.  When the north side of Dean Street between Flatbush and 6th Avenue was closed to build the arena people simply walked along the construction fence.

Vanderbilt narrowed too much; no signs on crosswalk for pedestrians

Location: 
Vanderbilt Avenue from Dean Street to Pacific Street
When: 
December 14, 2014 - 3:53pm

The 311 complaint was forwarded to me by a resident of Fort Greene concerned about the unsafe condition they noted on Vanderbilt.
 
When filing the 311 complaint the filer described the condition as dangerous.  The filer wrote to me that "My concern was the dangerous condition they've created on Vanderbilt, usurping walkway and one lane of traffic, leaving only the bike path flanked by the big wall.  There's no room for bikes, no room for pedestrians and there were no signs last week.  Maybe they've put some up since."

Dean Street "no trucks except local deliveries" sign pivoted so that it refers to Sixth Avenue

Location: 
Dean Street and Sixth Avenue intersection
When: 
December 16, 2014 - 11:29pm

The "no trucks except local deliveries" sign that is supposed to ban trucks traveling east on Dean Street past Sixth Avenue has been twisted so that it appears to refer to northbound Sixth Avenue instead.  The sign is on the northeast side of the intersection.
 
Photos are attached

Two plus minute delay added to fire truck response time

Location: 
Dean Street between 6th Avenue and Vanderbilt Avenue
When: 
December 8, 2014 - 3:30pm

Fire trucks exiting the fires station on Dean Street do not have any routes to emergencies using the legal direction of traffic which are not impeded by construction closures.  Even some of the routes against traffic are now impeded.  In fact, four of five routes out of the fire station are now impeded by construction.
 

Two plus minute delay added to fire truck response time

Location: 
Dean Street between 6th Avenue and Vanderbilt Avenue
When: 
December 8, 2014 - 3:30pm

Fire trucks exiting the fires station on Dean Street do not have any routes to emergencies using the legal direction of traffic which are not impeded by construction closures.  Even some of the routes against traffic are now impeded.  In fact, four of five routes out of the fire station are now impeded by construction.
 

2014-12-16 Impacted residents again get movie shoot starting 5am

When: 
December 16, 2014 - 5:00am

http://youtu.be/lTimTqWJF9M
Never-ending impacts for AY footprint residents now getting endless by having movie shoots starting 5am 3rd round & was told that series will shoot thru March 2015. Ilding more than 3 min (hours on end) because they say they need to because they're unloading using the rear lift gate thta requires ilding next to residents. Also required they say is yelling to each other @ 5am.
 

2014-12-14 Concert bus parks on sidewalk & idles over 3 min

Location: 
SW corner of Pacific St & 6th Ave
When: 
December 14, 2014 - 8:55pm

http://youtu.be/deE-_0pG27o
 
 

2014-12-14 Barclays 18 wheel tractor trailer idles for over 2 hrs on Sunday morning & parks in B65 bus stop

Location: 
SW corner of 6th Ave & Dean St B65 bus stop
When: 
December 14, 2014 - 11:23am

@ 8:30am and still there @ 10:30am Barclays 18 wheel tractor trailer idles for over 2 hrs & parks in & blocks B65 bus stop and blocks resident from using their parking space. There were several more tractor trailer trucks & buses ilding also. see attached photos.
http://youtu.be/p0vVi77FqjI

Large construction staging area squeezes both traffic and business operation/construction on Dean Street

Location: 
Dean Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt
When: 
December 5, 2014 - 10:00am

When I asked at the last Quality of Life meeting if anyone in FCRC or DOT had reached out to the businesses on Dean Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt about the MPT plans anticipated to be put in place the next day, there wasn't a direct answer.  A number of businesses have curb cuts and need to pull in and out of their facilities.  One business has a fleet of trucks and needs to load and unload them.  Most businesses depend to some degree on parking.  Can the MPT be modified if problems are identified?