Safety improvements unveiled at Atlantic, Washington and Underhill Avenue

On Monday, August 24, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) unveiled new pedestrian safety improvements completed at the intersection of three busy streets: Atlantic Avenue, Washington Avenue and Underhill Avenue.

“Atlantic, Washington and Underhill Avenues has long been a dangerous intersection that divided this neighborhood,” said DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, noting that, from 2009 to 2013, the area had 99 injuries resulting from traffic crashes. “I am proud of my team for tacking this complex intersection and making it safer for the Brooklynites who walk, cycle and drive through it daily.”

Safety improvements include shortened crosswalks, expanded pedestrian space on medians and pedestrian islands, increased pedestrian crossing times, new safety bollards to protect pedestrians and a leading pedestrian interval signal, allowing pedestrians 15 additional seconds to cross without vehicle conflict, among others.

Image courtesy of DOT
Image courtesy of DOT

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