Officials of the Department of Transportation and local elected officials came to the Lower East Side this afternoon to celebrate the installation of a new crosswalk and signal on Clinton Street, between East Broadway and Grand streets.
Last year, the city installed a new two-way bike lane on the west side of Clinton Street, but had not yet acted on local pleas for additional pedestrian safety measures. During a press event on the block this past September, DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg announced plans to add the crosswalk. Cantankerous residents badgered her about the issue nonetheless — for good measure.
Luis Sanchez, DOT’s Lower Manhattan Commissioner, cut the ribbon today along with State Sen. Daniel Squadron, City Council member Margaret Chin, Karen Blatt of Community Board 3, Daisy Paez of the Grand Street Guild tenant association and Willie Lozada of the Seward Park Co-op.