Last night the DOT presented plans to CB8′s Transportation Committee for revamping Washington Avenue from Atlantic to Eastern Parkway that include new street striping and bike lanes. The DOT plans to add a landscaped sidewalk extension and a safety island to the Park and Grand intersectionâ€”which the board has already approvedâ€”as well as shortened bus stops, which will add a few parking spaces to the thoroughfare; nine new loading zones, which will subtract at least 40 parking spots; new and standardized muni meters; new signal timing; and a street-striping plan. The street striping will be much like Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue, and include five-foot bike lanes on both sides of the avenue. The discussion from board members and residents did not center around bike lanes as much as it did parking. Many voiced concern over the spots that will be lost, and requested that alternate-side parking be suspended two days a week. The Transportation Committee approved the proposal and and the motion will move on to the full board on May 12th. You can see a detailed presentation of DOT’s proposal on the department’s website. All of the improvements presented last night come in addition to the plans CB8 has already OK’d for the Washington/Atlantic intersection.
Momentum on Atlantic-Washington Calming [Brownstoner]
Washington & Atlantic Ave Safety Improvements [DOT; PDF]
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