City Plans Safety Improvements at Bowery/Delancey Intersection
The city’s Department of Transportation is taking another crack at improving pedestrian and cyclist safety at Delancey and Bowery streets, one of the most dangerous intersections in the neighborhood. Last night, Sean Quinn, DOT planning coordinator, outlined the changes at a meeting of Community Board 3’s transportation committee. He conceded that changes made in 2008 have not been effective.
From 2008-2012, 63 people in cars have been injured at the intersection, as well as 14 pedestrians and 10 bicyclists. One bicyclist was killed. Quinn outlined changes that will be implemented in the spring or early summer. They include a reconfigured traffic island, new turn and through lanes to improve traffic flow and increased time for the pedestrian “walk” signal. You can view the whole presentation below.