Pedestrian safety is a concern for all New Yorkers. Far too often you will be crossing at a crosswalk with a walk sign and suddenly a biker will be racing towards you in blatant violation of traffic laws or a driver won’t understand that they are supposed to stop at a red light behind the stop line–not halfway through the crosswalk. In hopes of improving pedestrian safety in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, the Fort Greene Association held a meeting on Monday, September 20, 2010 to review a series of pedestrian safety measures they plan to implement.
The Fort Greene Association would like to implement the following safety precautions in order to increase pedestrian safety in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill:
1. Installation of speed humps around schools.
2. Installation of bike lanes to reduce the width of streets and deter speeding.
3. Creation of bus lanes to make bus travel more efficient and desirable.
4. Extension of crosswalks into the street to make pedestrians more visible.
5. Addition of crossing ramps and benches at the entrance of Cuyler Gore Park.
6. Installation of countdown signals at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue.
7. Consideration of a traffic signal on DeKalb Avenue between South Oxford Street and South Elliott Place.
8. Creation of plazas on the south side of Myrtle between Emerson Place and Hall Street and at Fox Square.
9. Consideration of reducing speed limits in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill from 30 mph to 20 mph.
10. Implementation of residential parking permits.