Dec. 7, 2015 By Jackie Strawbridge
The City will seek local input Wednesday on a street reconstruction project that will stretch from Hunters Point to Court Square.
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer will join the Department of Transportation and the Department of Design and Construction to host a street safety and design workshop, Dec. 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the CUNY School of Law (2 Court Square).
The project area is bounded by 44th Drive, Jackson Avenue, Borden Avenue and 5th Street, according to DDC spokesperson Shavone Williams. Van Bramer wrote on his Facebook page that the major goals of the project include improving pedestrian, vehicle and bike safety and mobility, as well as enhancing streetscape design.
Per the event flier, the workshop will include a presentation of the project and small-group table discussions. The City hopes to identify existing safety and design issues and brainstorm potential solutions.
Williams said the next step after the workshop will be incorporating attendees’ feedback into design plans.
According to the DOT, preliminary design is expected to be completed by summer 2016.
Anyone hoping to attend who requires accessibility accommodations should contact the DOT in advance at (212) 839-2510.
I could not make the meeting. I would like to suggest speed bumps around Murray park. Also on 11th street the islands could be turned into park avenue style planters to beautify the area.
I agree with both of your suggestions.