Thursday, June 3, 2010


From our New York City Councilmember, Brad Lander:

Dear Kensington resident,

I've heard from many a number of you about dangerous intersections in the neighborhood -- especially Church Avenue at both McDonald Avenue and Ocean Parkway.

So I am very happy to report on some good news we've received from the NYC Department of Transportation about projects that are taking place this summer:

1. Church Avenue is being repaved, from Old New Utrecht Road to Coney Island Avenue.

2. Church Avenue and McDonald Avenue:
  • Installation of new bus shelters on both sides of Church Avenue
  • Installation of bulb-outs and pedestrian ramps
3. Beverly Road, between Church Avenue and E. 2nd Street:
  • Narrow Beverly Road with wider sidewalks and bulb-outs
  • Restripe crosswalks, stop bars and other pavement markings
  • Improve signal timing
4. Ocean Parkway and Church Avenue:
  • Raised pedestrian refuge island and median extension
  • New pedestrian signals
  • New pavement markings to discourage illegal left turns from the southbound service road
  • Upgrade No Turn signs
  • "Yield to Pedestrian" signs at all approaches
  • Restriping of crosswalks, stopbars and other pavement markings
  • Improve Signal timing and offset changes

Click here for a full copy of the work DOT is doing at key Church Avenue intersections. Thanks to everyone who contacted my office about this issue. Please keep me updated on whether the improvements are making a difference. And don't hesitate to be in touch with any future observations or concerns about your neighborhood.

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