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Transportation Sign put up near the Belt Parkway by former Borough President Marty Markowitz. (Photo: Kai Brinker / Flickr)
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The Belt Parkway, which follows the coast of southern Brooklyn and finishes in Queens, was the greatest source of pothole-related claims against the city during a six-year period that ended last month, according to Comptroller Scott Stringer. An analysis by Stringer’s office released Thursday found that 12,286 so-called “pothole” claims were filed against the city between fiscal…

Opinion Although Sunday meter regulations were eliminated 10 years ago, two signs on Brighton 12th Street still claim the rules are in effect.
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THE COMMUTE: Confusing signage near where the Belt Parkway separates from the Gowanus Expressway has been misleading commuters for months — sending baffled Belt-bound drivers over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. However, because the left lane switches to a high-occupancy vehicle lane during the day, the state Department of Transit (DOT) claims little can be done to change the…

Opinion Photo by Patrick Cashin / MTA
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THE COMMUTE: That is what blogger Ben Kabak requested last week in Second Avenue Sagas. What prompted his article was something I wrote, in which I suggested that the proposed Woodhaven Cross Bay Select Bus Service (SBS) could delay Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway (SAS). Both projects are competing for the same federal funds.…

News Sinkhole in Coney Island
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Car nearly falls into a sinkhole caused by a water main break in #ConeyIsland Latest @news12bk http://t.co/EmAso6Nrgz pic.twitter.com/MDozJa71KF — Katie Lusso (@KatieLusso) July 9, 2015 A parked car was nearly consumed by massive sinkhole in Coney Island this morning. A broken water main caused the pavement on West 28th Street near Neptune Avenue to cave…

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Councilmen David Greenfield and Mark Treyger are urging Mayor Bill de Blasio to restore the Ocean Parkway speed limit to 30 miles per hour after it was decreased to 25 mph as part of the mayor’s Vision Zero initiative, with the lawmakers stressing that the new speed limit is causing increased traffic congestion on local streets.…

News A DOT speed-enforcement camera sits at this location, fining people who fail to slow down after exiting the highway. (Source: Google Maps)
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The Department of Transportation will move the controversial Shore Parkway speed camera first reported on by Sheepshead Bites, after the camera issued more violations than any other speed enforcement camera in New York City, according to local elected officials. “The DOT has just agreed to my request to move the speed camera along Shore Parkway that…

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Brooklyn’s bridges are collapsing — and some of the ricketiest ones are also the most heavily utilized. Belt Parkway-connected overpasses at Gerritsen Inlet, Mill Basin, Bedford Avenue, Sheepshead Bay Road, and Nostrand Avenue are among the most heavily trafficked of New York State’s many structurally flawed crossings, according to new analysis of the federal government’s Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT)…

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Starting tonight, there will be several nighttime closures on eastbound and westbound lanes of the Belt Parkway to accommodate construction. The work is part of the Seven Bridges Project, a renovation of the highway’s seven bridges and overpasses that began in 2009, and will continue through March 2015. Bay Ridge Avenue (Exit 1) At 11pm, the westbound lanes of the Belt Parkway at Bay Ridge Avenue (Exit 1) will be…

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