NYC Department of Transportation held a follow-up meeting on Tuesday, June 16 with the community to discuss short-term improvements to Park Circle for pedestrians, cyclists, horses, and cars.
The plan is to tighten the traffic lanes and create a dedicated bicycle and bridle path around the periphery. In addition, new pedestrian crossings will be added so that street-level crossing is more direct and intuitive. Better traffic timing and improved signage should calm traffic in the circle and make it safer for everyone.
DOT wants to start work on this in September, 2009. Community Board 7 passed a resolution unanimously in favor of the changes at the June 17th meeting.
To see the proposed changes, please download the PDFs from the two DOT presentations:
Park Circle, Brooklyn (Fall 2009)
NYCDOT is designing changes to Park Circle that will improve safety for pedestrians, motorists, bicyclists and horse riders in 2009. Community input has helped to shape and refine the project that NYCDOT is proposing.