Truck Troubles on North 11th Street

While I was at the FingerAlbero meeting, there was another small gathering to hear the DOT’s latest position on truck traffic in the neighborhood. According to the Courier, DOT is considering taking a more comprehensive approach to the problem of truck traffic in Greenpoint and Williamsburg:

DOT officials said they are widening the scope of their plan, which now includes diverting truck traffic to Greenpoint, McGuiness and Meeker avenues.

“Time is money to truckers and convenience is money,” said DOT spokesman Seth Solomonow.“Hopefully this encouragement to take McGuiness or Greenpoint will separate shorter truck trips from longer distance truck trips that don’t end in Northside Williamsburg.”

Hmmm, that sounds kind of familiar. Next thing you know, DOT will be commissioning a comprehensive truck study for CB1. It could happen.