Thursday, October 8, 2009

Traffic Calming Project Underway On Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights

Traffic-calming "neckdowns" or "bulbouts" are under construction at Henry Street intersections from Cadman Plaza West (Old Fulton Street) to Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn Heights. The work is part of the Department of Transportation’s Downtown Brooklyn Traffic Calming Project.

The sidewalk protrusions (the one shown above at Henry and Middagh Street is a granite curb) will make it easier for pedestrians to cross Henry street at the intersections and may slow traffic as well.

This graphic from DOT's report shows, in addition, textured (or high visibility) crosswalks and a bike box at Clark Street and Henry, though these parts of the plan may have changed since it was first set to paper in 2004.

More on the Henry Street improvements at the Brooklyn Eagle; here's the Henry Street segment of the 2004 DOT report.

Traffic calming improvements are popping up all over Brooklyn. Streetsblog discusses the very large sidewalk extension at the northwest corner of Smith and Bergen. Brownstoner has another photo of this intersection that shows the extension more clearly.

Community Board 6 created a summary of traffic calming work being done this month.

UPDATE: Check out Jonathan Ross' comment below to find out what one artist is planning for all those "neckdowns" and "bulbouts" popping up all over the neighborhood.

Photo by MK Metz

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1 comment:

Jonathan Ross said...

What are going to occupy the new "neckdowns" and "bulbouts" popping up all around the neighborhood. Check out my blog to see what one artist is planning: