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January 30, 2017

NYC DOT Presentation on Proposed Left Turn Ban from Metropolitan at Varick Avenue

NYC DOT will present proposals for a left-turn ban from Metropolitan Avenue at Varick Avenue to inform and elicit feedback from local businesses. Due to the request to install dedicated bike lanes on Metropolitan Avenue and Metro Bridge, Community Board #1 had concerns regarding crashes and potential conflicts with vehicles and cyclists at the left turn from Metropolitan Avenue to Varick Avenue. CB#1 voted on and approved to support the dedicated bike lane with the caveat that DOT ban the left turn.  NYC DOT agreed to study the intersection and last month presented their proposal to the CB.  Businesses expressed concerns to both Evergreen and DOT.  NYC DOT then requested Evergreen host a meeting to go over concerns with the businesses.  If you are a business around the vicinity and have questions or suggestions please attend.

RSVP to Karen Nieves, 718-388-7287 Ext 160, knieves@evergreenexchange.org.