Ilya Marritz covers business for WNYC.
City Mulls Remedies for BQE Noise and Pollution
Monday, November 29, 2010
The BQE cuts off the Brooklyn waterfront from Carroll Gardens. Planners are suggesting three different plans, involving more trees, sound barriers and even "green canopies" to reduce noise and pollution.
Madelyn Wils is with the Economic Development Corporation. She said the idea is to make the area more attractive to businesses and residents.
"Well they call it the ditch and it's very noisy. And it makes people not want to cross," Wils said.
The proposals could cost anywhere from $10 million to $80 million and there is no money in place right now to make the changes. Wils said federal transportation funds could be one source of funding. The deadline to comment on the EDC's Web site is December 1.