One thing they left off the "How to Piss Off a Park Slope Resident" list was "Suggest turning Sixth and Seventh Avenues into one-way streets." The suggestion that the two neighborhood thoroughfares be rerouted to speed cars along is sparking the neighborhood equivalent of a mini-revolution. (If it was a trial balloon, the sucker popped the minute it was floated.) There's a meeting coming up later this week and, meantime, Park Slope Neighbors has an online petition and has had volunteers out on street corners signing up residents for the two-way cause. Also the rabble rousers at the Park Slope Civic Council are agitating for the plan's demise.
· One Way? No Way. Send a Message to City Hall [streetsblog]
· How to Control Park Slope
Strollers Traffic [Curbed]
BONUS: Speaking of cars and traffic and related issues, check out the first two parts of Streets Blog's three-part series on the NYC parking boom. Part Two looks at how parking increases traffic. Part One checks out the development of tens of thousands of new parking spaces in recent years.