Prospect Park West Improvements Coming This Month
DOT has announced that the long-awaited improvements to the Prospect Park West bike lane will begin to be implemented on April 23rd. The plan includes:
- 14 pedestrian islands with space for tree plantings
- Relocating pedestrian signals from the east sidewalk to the new pedestrian islands
Community Board 6 had earlier requested that DOT use historically appropriate materials to match the sidewalks along the park, which are not made of your standard New York City cement. (Waiting for the right materials was one reason for the delay in beginning this project.) By the time the improvements are finished the plastic delineator posts, pavement markings, and other current markings will be replaced with more aesthetically pleasing enhancements that will also improve visibility and prevent vehicles from parking in areas meant for pedestrians.