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The Official DOT Presentation on Improving Delancey Street Safety
Posted on: February 10th, 2012 at 6:28 am by Elie
We fielded a number of requests from readers yesterday to see the DOT’s slideshow proposal for rectifying the longtime dangers of Delancey Street. As previously reported, officials presented their plan Wednesday evening in concert with the transportation committee of Community Board 3.
Streetsblog mined the PDF of the full presentation, which we’ve embedded below:
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