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Three Brooklyn pedestrian projects get almost $2.5 million each

Pedestrian and bicycle-friendly public spaces continue to be all the rage, with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) allocating nearly $7.5 million in Federal Highway Administration funds towards construction of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway-Gowanus Connector ($2.5 million), Putnam Plaza ($2,403,743) in Clinton Hill, and the Pulaski Bridge Bicycle and Pedestrian Lane ($2.5 million).

Governor Andrew Cuomo touted the funds as “modernizing New York State’s transportation system while making it safer” for public recreation and improving quality of life and sustainable preservation initiatives.

The funds cover 80 percent of the cost of each project. Statewide, 63 projects are being funded with $67 million in federal-to-state funds.

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