Community Board 3 Approves Delancey Street Safety Plan

Slide from DOT presentation depicting new pedestrian plaza on Delancey Street.

Last night Community Board 3 approved a Department of Transportation (DOT) plan to improve pedestrian safety along Delancey Street. The city intends to implement the changes along the dangerous roadway by early summer.

Among other improvements, it will lead to the reopening of Clinton Street at Delancey, the creation of pedestrian plazas to narrow street width and a left-turn ban for automobiles heading south on Essex Street to Delancey and the Williamsburg Bridge. After consultations with CB3, the city also agreed to lengthen the time allotted for pedestrians to cross at Clinton Street by eight seconds and to ban right-hand turns from westbound Grand Street onto Clinton.

The changes came in the aftermath of several fatal pedestrian and bicycle accidents on Delancey Street in the last couple of years. In January, 12-year old Dashane Santana was struck and killed at the intersection of Delancey and Clinton streets.

For more details about the Delancey Street safety plan see our previous coverage here and here.

12 comments to Community Board 3 Approves Delancey Street Safety Plan

  • Tommy

    early summer….what year..hope its not like the walkway along the river….its been quite a few summers

  • Guest

    don’t you mean “ban right-hand turns from WESTBOUND grand onto clinton”?

  • yes! thanks for noticing the error.

  • K BLUEWATERS

    another thing they need to do is put SPEED BUMPS FOR THE BIKES ZOOMING ON AND OFF THE BRIDGE ENTRANCE

  • K BLUEWATERS

    CORRECTION NOT SPEED BUMPS MORE LIKE BARRIERS THAT CAUSE THEM TO SLOW DOWN AND DOES NOT ALLOW FOR HIGH SPEED ACCESS ON AND OFF THE BRIDGE ENTRANCE

  • K Bluewaters

    the willi bridge entrance on delancey needs to have barriers on the entrance which makes high speed  bike entrances or exits off the bridge impossible because its not just the cars but reckless bikers as well that makes that crosswalk dangerous 

  • David

     They do, have you looked lately?  Speed bumps would be dangerous. But some bikers do ride too fast.

  • Tiffany

    they should have just builded a small bridge over the cars so people can cross and cars can go at the same time … 

  • roknrolla

    Agree with all of the proposed but anticipate more and louder traffic going north on Clinton from E. Broadway in order to head toward W Bridge.

  • Lmzcorp

    I’ve lived in Masaryk for over 30 years. Let’s not be so quick to blame 2 elderly women for having space heaters, the fact is that several buildings have been experiencing intermittent heating problems recently.  In building 77 apartment line C has not had any heat on the coldest of winter days this year.  The boilers in the buildings are old and need frequent repairs…have you ever wondered why ConEd is always working on the system? Yet management plays the waiting game…once the weather changes the problem goes away.  My point is, this may be a bigger problem than 2 sick elderly women and a space heater…seek out the whole story, not just hearsay…so that we don’t have this happen again. 

  • Mike M

    You might have a point, but your surely in the wrong section. This section is about the Delancey Street Safety Plan.. 

  • MIKE M

    Thanks to bike lovers we now have triple the TRAFFIC heading North on E. Broadway and bikers still ride on the sidewalks. lol