Crossing Time at Intersection of Delancey and Clinton Extended

Posted on: August 20th, 2012 at 6:46 am by
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Probably one of the more significant components of the DOT Delancey Street safety plan is finally in effect, arriving nearly two weeks after the “no left turn” on Essex was first implemented.

The Clinton crosswalk where twelve year-old Dashane Santana lost her life earlier this year, a tragedy that sparked meaningful change along the thoroughfare, now boasts a longer passage time. Pedestrians now have an ample thirty seconds to cross the recently-narrowed street, up seven ticks from the old timers. While the bloated sidewalks, flexible bollards, and re-tooled traffic patterns have already been in play, the extended clock was the most visible holdout. No more dashing across the street willy-nilly.

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The bid to co-name the northern part of the intersection for Dashane Santana is presently making its way through the city bureaucracy. Community Board 3 approved the measure back in June, but it still needs the green light from City Council.

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