A community group is demanding the City turn a deadly Brooklyn street into a car-free plaza after a 3-month-old baby was killed by a reckless driver there in September. Street Plans is providing pro bono design services to assist with the community effort.
“This crash has really spurred renewed attention to safe streets in the neighborhood, In the short term, many people want that intersection fixed by closing Gates Avenue to car traffic. But there’s also a larger effort to look again at [previously controversial issues such as] the protected bike lane on Clinton Avenue. There is a larger, neighborhood-wide discussion happening.”– Mike Lydon, Cofounding Principal at Street Plans & Brooklyn resident
A spokesman for the Department of Transportation said the agency will look at any proposal that is presented.
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