The Department of Transportation has started its scheduled suspension of alternate-side-of-the-street parking within Community Board 2, and will reach Brooklyn Heights within six to eight weeks. First, DOT is changing traffic signs in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.
CB2 District Manager Rob Perris said Phase 2 will include Brooklyn Heights, Downtown, DUMBO, Fulton Ferry Landing, and Vinegar Hill, and the suspension will start as soon as Phase 1 is complete. The remainder of the neighborhood — areas south of Joralemon and Fulton streets — will be Phase 3, to be completed later this summer.
The suspension is necessary while the city switches out the 2,000 street signs that explain the new rules, which include cutting the days it cleans streets to one day from two, and shortening the hours. There will be no changes along the narrow streets in Brooklyn Heights, where parking is already suspended one day a week on each side from 8 am to 6 pm. On commercial corridors, some streets will now be cleaned more often and regulations will be better coordinated to accommodate shoppers, according to the DOT press release.
Community Board 2 voted in favor of the proposal in October.