Sunday, December 9, 2012

Safety enhancement installed

The Cobble Hill Association is proud to see another piece of its advocacy for safer streets come to fruition. On the heels of two success (1- getting standard alternate side of the street parking regulations returned to Hicks Street to increase parking, while slowing speeding & 2 - adjusting the traffic light at the intersection of Amity and Court Street), we are excited that daylighting has come to the corner of Court Street and Pacific Street.  Though there was already a No-Standing zone, it was rarely enforced and reduced visibility for cars turning left onto Court from Pacific. Now, the Dept. of Transportation has installed on-street bike parking at that corner, creating 24-7 enforcement of existing rules.

Installation took place last Thursday, November 29th, and the improvement was noticed immediately. While locking my own bike to those racks I over heard passersby take enthusiastic note of the change (one father actually walked past and pointed to the racks to explain daylighting to his young son).  Many thanks for DOT for the responsiveness to our request, and to the Atlantic Avenue BID for its help securing the planting and agreement to sweep the curb as needed.

Also worth reading is the Streetsblog article about our improvement, viewable here.

And remember, this is just one of many street improvements the CHA is working on bringing to our neighborhood.

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