The Department of Transportation wants to make the three-way intersection of Atlantic, Washington and Underhill Avenues less dangerous for pedestrians with some safety improvements. DNAinfo reported on the agency’s presentation to Community Boards 2 and 8, both of which must approve the proposal for changes to be made.
The intersection is on the border of Clinton Hill and Prospect Heights. The plan calls for:
*Shortening crosswalks by building larger median islands.
*Building a new crosswalk between Lowry Triangle, which sits between Washington and Underhill avenues, and the north side of Atlantic Avenue. There will also be a new crosswalk between the east side of Washington and the small triangle in the middle of the street.
*Increasing the length of crossing signals and delaying traffic lights to give pedestrians more time to cross.
*Restricting left turns from Washington Avenue to Atlantic Avenue and from Atlantic Avenue to Underhill Avenue.
Do you think these ideas will work?
Pedestrian Safety Measures Proposed for Dangerous Atlantic Avenue Crossing [DNA]
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