Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Neckdowns come to the Columbia Waterfront

These images are of neckdowns (sometimes referred to as bulbouts) that were recently installed by the Department of Transportation (DOT) at Hicks/Sackett and Hicks/Union on the Columbia Waterfront side of the BQE. Pedestrians should be very happy with the shorter crossing distances and the added visibility at these intersections will make it safer for all users. In addition, large trucks will be discouraged from straying off the truck route because they will simply no longer be able to make the turns. This appears to be part of the implementation of the Downtown Brooklyn Traffic Calming Report.

{Images and info above from Brian M.}

Additional info can be found at Transportation Alternatives here.

1 comment:

Lauren said...

Just noticed the new one on Bergen at Court St. tonight!