Neighbors were recently none too surprised by the report that named the intersection of Ocean Parkway and Church Avenue one of the 20 worst for NYC pedestrians, but it’s no secret that that particular crossing is not the only dangerous one on the road. That’s why this coming Monday, June 23, Assemblymember Jim Brennan will be holding a public meeting on Ocean Parkway safety–including a presentation of a plan to better protect its pedestrians and cyclists–at Ditmas IS 62 (700 Cortelyou Road on the corner of E 7th Street) at 6:30pm.
“As those of you who walk, bike, or drive across Ocean Parkway know, the intersections present serious safety challenges,” says Brennan in a statement. “I have been working with the State Department of Transportation, which has jurisdiction over Ocean Parkway, to create a plan to improve safety. In our neighborhoods, there will be proposed changes from Avenue C to Avenue I.”
The Assemblymember says the plan, which will include signal timing changes, pedestrian islands, and signage upgrades, should significantly reduce the number of crashes involving cyclists and pedestrians without impeding a smooth flow of traffic.
“This is your opportunity to review the proposal and make comments,” Brennan says. “I hope to see you there.”