Transportation

Monday Evening, Hear Assemblyman Jim Brennan’s Plan For A Safer Ocean Parkway

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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.”

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  1. Reiterating my prior comment from last week’s article about the Church Avenue/Ocean Parkway intersection:

    “Unless and until dedicated LEFT AND RIGHT TURN-ONLY signal intervals with arrows are installed – for traffic turning onto the Prospect Expressway and Ocean Parkway from Church Avenue – the other so-called safety improvements are useless.

    Take a few minutes one day to observe the utter chaos at each and every light change. Danger abounds. Further destruction is inevitable.

    These suggestions are on file at our local Councilmember and State Assemblymember’s offices. DOT contractors have been very busy at the site, installing new stanchions and signals…but there is no evidence that the configuration will change.”

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