Traffic Tweaks in Fort Greene


The traffic pattern at the commercial center of Fort Greene can get a little crazy, with Fulton Street diagonally cutting a diagonal swatch through Lafayette Hanson Place and Greene Avenue. Community Board 2 is taking steps to make driving in the area a little easier with two proposals up for consideration next week. One is to reverse the section of South Portland Avenue between Fulton and Lafayette from one-way southbound to two-way. In our opinion this would make a ton of sense by providing a normal right-hand turn option for drivers going westbound on Fulton who need to double back towards Clinton Hill on Lafayette; currently they have to do a 300-degree turn at the intersection of Fulton and Lafayette. The second idea is to change South Elliot Place between Hanson Place and South Portland Avenue from one-way northbound to one-way southbound. How do these sound to you? The CB2 hearing will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the first floor board room at 180 Remsen Street.

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