Summer 1999, p.4

Downtown Brooklyn Traffic Calming Hits Rough Spot

In late June, community groups joined T.A. in expressing disappointment over the refusal of the Office of Brooklyn Borough President Howard Golden and the DOT to share the results of the Downtown Brooklyn Traffic Calming project's first round of public outreach. It was hoped that the project marked a new spirit of cooperation between the public and government in efforts to reduce area traffic - with the free exchange of information as the cornerstone of the process. The Borough President's refusal to share basic information is especially vexing, since he hosted the laborious meetings between the public and government that produced the project. The groups called on Golden to renew his leadership by convening an emergency meeting to get the project back on track and to ensure that the public has full access to the project consultants' reports and analysis. Write Borough President Howard Golden and urge him to keep the Downtown Brooklyn Traffic Calming Project going strong.

Howard Golden, Brooklyn Borough President
209 Joralemon St. Brooklyn, NY 11201
Fax: 718-802-3259

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