Make Brooklyn's Park Avenue Safer for Pedestrians!
UPDATE: We reached our goal of 1,000 signatures! In addition to the online signatures, we recieved nearly 600 hardcopy petition signatures. Thank you for your support. All the signatures will be sent to the agencies with the power to make Park Avenue safer.
The traffic on Park Avenue is bad for our neighborhood - it's dangerous, fast, and loud. But we can fix Park Avenue by transforming it from a speedway to a neighborhood street. By signing this petition, you'll tell these agencies you want action now! View the full report at http://www.myrtleavenue.org/ParkAvenueSafetyPlan.pdf. Here's a summary of the proposals:
Retime Traffic Lights to Slow Park Avenue Traffic
Add Bus Bulbs at Key Boarding Stops
Add Street Trees
Repave and Restripe Parking Areas
Add Additional Signage
Add Additional Lighting
Introduce Median Parking
Improve Sanitation Conditions
Repair Leaking Downspouts
Recapture Stormwater Through Green Infrastructure
Install stop signs at parking area exits
Add curb extensions that calm traffic and reduce pedestrian crossing distance
Create left turn lanes at three key intersections
Build raised crosswalks over parking area entrances
Pedestrianize key parking area entrances
Close slip lanes to calm traffic and improve safety
Protect sidewalk from illegally parked cars
Ingersoll/Commodore Barry Superblocks:
Add two crosswalks and traffic lights to this 4-block speedway
“The Crossover” at Grand-Steuben:
Eliminate this highway-like design
Reconfigure Grand Avenue as through street
Add traffic light and crosswalks
Using input and suggestions gathered at community workshops, the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project (MARP), in collaboration with Architecture for Humanity New York (AFHNY), has developed a set of recommendations to improve pedestrian safety on Park Avenue in the Wallabout area of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, between Navy and Steuben Streets. These proposals were developed with guidance from an Advisory Committee, made up of representatives from local block associations, tenants associations, residential developments, community-based organizations, city agencies and other stakeholders. The overarching goals of the interventions proposed here are to improve pedestrian safety and calm vehicular traffic, creating a safer neighborhood corridor for residents and visitors.
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