Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) and the Brooklyn Department of Transportation believe they are closer to relieving some of the traffic congestion in Brooklyn, including Hikind’s district. At a meeting yesterday, NYC DOT Borough Commissioner Keith Bray and his staff discussed adding business-hours deliveries with night-time deliveries in a pilot program that will include 900 locations. Beginning in January, 2018, the DOT hopes to see this pilot program include 13th, 16th and 18th Avenues in Boro Park, as well as several main thoroughfares in Midwood.
It was at Hikind’s urging months ago that NYC DOT began to explore moving the night-time delivery program that is already successful in Manhattan into Hikind’s district. Next steps include identifying vendors who supply the stores as well as agreements from merchants who are interested in the program.
“I can’t think of anyone who is happy with Boro Park’s growing traffic, especially along the main thoroughfares,” said Assemblyman Hikind, who has been working with the community boards to come up with possible solutions. “I want to thank Commissioner Bray and his team for thoroughly examining my suggestions. Implementing a program like this would be a first for the outer boroughs. It would improve the quality of life for everyone in our community—not just the people who live here but also those who are making deliveries because the deliveries would also be faster. I look forward to reporting further about our progress.”
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