On Thursday, June 13, the Empire State Development Corporation will host a presentation by Forest City Ratner Companies and Sam Schwartz Engineering entitled, "Effectiveness of the Barclays Center Transportation Demand Management Plan." The meeting will be held at The Brooklyn Hospital Center's Third Floor Auditorium, located at 121 Dekalb Avenue, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Representatives from FCRC and SSE will answer questions from the audience. Here are some open issues we hope to hear discussed.
2012-05-22 TDM Meeting video Gridlock Sam in seven parts
2012-02-09 Resident stumbles upon Gridlock Sam covertly testing a part of their proposed TDM plans!! (details & photo below)
2012-02-09 Resident stumbles upon FCR's consultant Gridlock Sam (using what appears to be a construction worker) covertly testing part of their proposed TDM plans for a novel mode of transportation to Barclays Arena’s but the horse & rider are traveling the wrong way EB on WB only Pacific St bet 6th Ave & Carlton Ave. Now we have an answer as to why the TDM plan has been delayed for such an extended time, extensive testing!
2011-12-19 Barclays Arena construction trucks creating very hazardous condition by staging & blocking traffic on Public Atlantic
2011-12-19 Barclays Arena construction trucks creating very hazardous condition by parking & blocking traffic on Public Street Atlantic Ave - Official flaggers fail to control Barclays Arena construction dump trucks creating very hazardous condition blocking (by parking) entire lane (Public Street) of only a two lane roadway in an already highly congested traffic area while illegally idling. The east bound traffic was blocking pedestrian’s crossing @ Flatbush & Atlantic because they had to merge to the north lane to pass the 4~5 parked trucks.
2011 12 12 ESDC, NYCDOT meeting part 1
2011 12 12 ESDC, NYCDOT meeting part 2
2011-12-12 ESDC, NYCDOT meeting part 3
Video shot by a local resident on the morning of October 17 shows significant gridlock on Flatbush Avenue south of the Atlantic Yards project. Traffic appears locked at the intersection of Flatbush, Sixth Avenue and St. Marks Avenue. The cameraman then walks down Sixth Avenue to show further gridlock at the intersection of Sixth and Prospect Place. He reports these conditions have become an everyday occurrence.
Arena trucks block Atlantic Ave traffic lanes & dump trucks lost in Ft Green residential neighborhood
Segment 2 & 3
Starts 6:49 am
00:00 flagger makes white arena box truck reverse SB on Carlton Ave from Pacific St (it would be helpful if the guard/flagger @ Vanderbilt didn’t allow construction vehicles traverse to Carlton Ave immediately to block the exit)
03:00 red truck can’t make turn until SB car reverses enough passed a white passenger van illegally parked on 6th Ave bridge;
Previous report when traffic light was damaged:
Traffic light on the SW corner of Carlton Ave & Pacific St completely torn down. Wayward tractor trailer trucks/oversized loads traveling N on Carlton Ave then turning left (west) to enter the arena can't make the turn safely without 3~4 flaggers helping them maneuver the turn successfully.
The electrical wiring lying on the sidewalk exposed posed an imminent danger to pedestrians.
FCR workers turns non-designated Public St corner into potential dangerous staging area for deliveries again
There are no flaggers, no traffic control to help pedestrians navigate this dense amount of traffic.
If these flatbed tractor trailer trucks were not illegally idling & parked in the incoming traffic lane blocking the LIRR entrance & in the staging area it may alleviate such extreme traffic dangers to local residents. Also note the amount of dust @ 4:18.