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Stop Signs, Pedestrian Island Coming to Delancey Street at Pitt Street

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Delancey Street at Pitt Street.
Delancey Street at Pitt Street.

Last night, representatives from the city’s Transportation Department outlined safety improvements they plan to implement at the intersection of Delancey and Pitt streets.

Last year, local resident William Mojica launched a campaign to add traffic signals and a center island on Delancey due to concerns about pedestrian safety. State Sen. Daniel Squadron, Community Board 3 and a number of neighborhood organizations helped him make the case.

The DOT’s plan was presented at yesterday’s meeting of CB3’s executive committee. It includes adding stop signs and a pedestrian island and upgrading signage.  The project will entail losing four parking spaces. You can see the city’s presentation below. While the work has not yet been scheduled, the city is hopeful the changes can be made this fall.

After the meeting, Mojica told us he’s happy with the plan and pleased that so many people rallied around the safety campaign.

Delancey St N and Pitt St Safety Improvements 7.18.14 by The Lo-Down

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