Idling Rihanna bus on pad with lots of fumes; idling limo on public sidewalk; 3 trucks on Pacific between Carlton and Vanderbilt
Five or six buses are parked on the pad as well as a catering truck and several limos. One is idling. A video of the bus idling for more than 3 minutes can be watched here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJuj7okj610
In addition, a limo parked with driver (for who?) projecting into public sidewalk was also idling. A video showing the limo idling for more than 3 minutes can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPY5PUVYO28
The crosswalk is blocked with tape at Barclays Center and 5th Avenue, (northeast side of the Flatbush and 5th Avenue intersection).
A new survey of illegal parking and idling in the vicinity of Barclays Center during the first Nets/Bulls play-off game uncovered some changes to black limo behavior from the last survey. Overall the survey, which covered a smaller geographic area than the last, demonstrated illegal parking and idling conditions continue.
The survey is easy to execute by the volunteers because the locations for illegal parking are so predictable. There were very few unuccuppied hydrants in the area during the survey.
Notably not a single black limo was parked in the official location designated by the Department of Transportation for TLC parking on the south side of Atlantic Avenue from 6th Avenue to Carlton Avenue. A NYPD tow truck was stationed there to clear it of private cars, but it had little motivation to work.
Here is a survey of illegal parking and idling April 20th between 9:15 and 10:15 PM during the Nets/Bulls play-off game. The geographic location included areas with regular illegal parking to the north and east of Barclays Center. The idling reported below wasn't timed, but in all cases the drivers looked settled in, (i.e.: sleeping or reading).
I did not call 311 for any of the violations below.
Dean Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt
A pedestrian was struck by what appeared to be a F-150 type truck on 5th Avenue near Flatbush. I arrived at the scene just after the incident, but the driver fled the scene leaving behind the grill of the truck, as well as the license plate. This section of Flatbush has been particularly dangerous in recent weeks during morning hours, as cars on Flatbush block the intersections making it dangerous to cross. Because of the grid lock, drivers take aggressive action to make light and turn in opposite lanes.
Pedestrians forced to walk on Atlantic Ave beacuse Green Day fans line up from 6th Ave to Barclays entrence on Atlantic Ave - no Barclays oversight
00:54 asks for change$$
01:02 01:07 peds must walk on Atlantic & can't see westbound traffic comming
01:41 man & woman w baby has to cross to Nside of Atlantic to avoid crowd.
buses.com bus parked outside Barclays Center during circus event.
When I saw a truck leave the Barclays loading dock and drive up Dean St., I went to ask the security guards at the dock why. The response from the two security guards was that no one had ever told them that there were any restrictions on which streets the trucks should use. Also their supervisor confirmed that they had never been given such information. So much for Ashley Cotton's detailed presentation in September regarding truck routes!
Can these types of incidents be reported to 311? I expect several more violations, if they really are violations, after the breakdown of the circus.
2013-03-18 Barclays Arena ops & B2 construction blocks traffic @ 6th & Dean St & arena food delivery truck turns left on Dean St & then Carlton & idles @ Pacific & 6th Ave