Community Workshop: Meeker Avenue
Meeker Avenue is a major arterial that cuts through Williamsburg and Greenpoint connecting the Kosciusko Bridge to Metropolitan Avenue. Currently, the corridor is mostly geared towards moving vehicles on and off of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway above it, and the space underneath the BQE is utilized for non-metered underutilized parking. The area around Meeker Avenue continues to grow in population due to new developments in the Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods. As a result, pedestrian and bicyclist activity crossing Meeker Avenue is increasing and includes vulnerable road users such as children and the elderly. Additionally, the new Kosciusko Bridge will feature a bicycle and pedestrian path with no current safe connections at its entrance. NYCDOT invites the public to engage in re-imagining Meeker Avenue on September 14th. This workshop, co-hosted by Council Members Stephen Levin and Antonio Reynoso, Assemblyman Joseph R. Lentol and State Senator Martin Dilan, is an opportunity for the community to voice their ideas on how to utilize Meeker Avenue and the space under the BQE.
The meeting will be held on the evening of September 14 at the Swinging 60’s Senior Center located at 211 Ainslie St.
For more information, please contact Karen Nieves.