Businesses that OPPOSE
DOT Redesign Option B
OVER 2,500 ONLINE PETITION SIGNATURES
OVER 300 HAND SIGNATURES BY CONSTITUENTS NOT ONLINE
AND OVER 500 STATEMENTS OF OPPOSITION TO OPTION B
DOT proposed 3 plans
WHY DOESN'T THIS WORK?
While improvements to McGuinness Blvd are desired and needed, Make McGuinness Safe has been biased from the start with no sincere examination of the impact this proposal will have on our side streets, residents, and the hundreds of local businesses who have been committed to our area for decades.
Reducing McGuinness Blvd to two lanes, will push out many union jobs located in Greenpoint. Many businesses have spoken out about the economic impact of diminishing McGuiness Blvd with Assembly Member Gallagher and Council Member Restler. The politicians have decided to put the interests of their donors above the best interests of the community as a whole.
Reducing McGuinness Blvd to two lanes will:
Divert considerable truck and car traffic to the quiet, narrow, one-way residential streets flanking McGuinness Blvd.
Create extended backed-up congestion on McGuinness Blvd itself.
Harm small business by making their storefronts and worksites less accessible for day-to-day needs/deliveries, and impede access for workers, owners and customers.
Harm our local middle-class residents by driving away the union jobs and large employers of North Greenpoint that have been here for decades.
Create delays for NYPD, FDNY and EMT’s while responding locally to emergencies and/or transporting patients to hospitals – none of which are nearby.
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