Thursday, July 1, 2010

A safer access to Pier 6 on its way!

We got news through the Cobble Hill Association blog that the DOT responded to public outcry (with a little push from elected officials) about the dire street crossing situation on Atlantic Ave toward the Pier 6 playgrounds.

Here are the DOT comments:

-“Stop Here on Red” sign on Atlantic Avenue at the eastbound approach to the on-ramp, to communicate to drivers that they do not have a free left turn when the light ahead is red and the pedestrian indication across the ramp is WALK.
-“Turning Vehicles Yield to Pedestrians” sign on Atlantic Avenue at the westbound approach to the on-ramp, to emphasize to drivers that they must yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk.
- Conducting a traffic study to determine if further signal or regulation changes that will reduce vehicle-pedestrian conflicts at this location are feasible. Additional recommendations will be shared publicly in near future.
- Evaluating medium term opportunities for more significant reconfigurations to the street network around Pier 6 that will assist with bicycle and pedestrian park access, including the intersection of Columbia Street and Atlantic Avenue, and Atlantic Avenue west of Columbia Street.
Let's hope they will act on it before the end of the summer.

1 comment:

AlexK said...

"Stop Here on Red" won't be enough, the red light is too far away! They'd really need to hang another one.