Reimagine Jay Street Safety Planning Workshop | Brooklyn, NY

Type: Public Workshop and Vision Document

Size: Corridor

Status: Complete

Together with Council Member Stephen Levin and Brooklyn Community Board 2, Transportation Alternatives hosted a Jay Street community street safety planning workshop on March 10, 2014. The Workshop was held at the National Grid Auditorium in Downtown Brooklyn. Approximately 100 people attended. 
 
The workshop began with a mapping exercise: each attendee was provided with two colored dots when they entered the workshop. They were asked to place these dots on a large blank map of the corridor, with the GREEN dot representing one of their key destinations on Jay Street, and the RED dot representing a spot where they have experienced a major safety or mobility issue. The map on the following page illustrates the results of this exercise. 
 
Next, Mike Lydon of Street Plans gave a presentation to attendees. The presentation explored challenges on Jay Street and summarized planning efforts to date. This presentation is available online at: transalt.org/jaystreetcharette 
 
Following the presentation, attendees participated in breakout group sessions. In these sessions, attendees provided more information about their use of Jay Street and their safety and mobility concerns on the corridor. The breakout group facilitators then led a brainstorming session to generate lists of possible short- and long-term solutions to the challenges on Jay Street. Finally, attendees had the opportunity to draw their vision for the future on a blank section representing typical conditions on Jay Street.