Additional South Street ‘Greenway’ Enhancements are on the Way This Week 

Posted on: March 22nd, 2016 at 5:00 am by
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Last September, the city commemorated the 1,000th mile of bike lanes in Manhattan. While a milestone in its own right, the two-way protected bike lane was part of the overall “South Street Greenway Project.” Now six months on, additional enhancements from the proposal will soon take effect along the namesake street. Very soon.

The following improvements are currently in the works, and should be fully implemented by end of month. All are much-needed safety changes along South Street, which is basically an on/off ramp for the FDR Drive.

  • The dangerous intersection of South and Clinton Streets will receive a signaled crossing. Meaning, a new traffic light. It’s worth recalling the deadly crosswalk collision just down the way at Rutgers Slip.
  • Installing a new six-inch concrete median along South Street (between Rutgers Slip and Montgomery) to protect cyclists, a narrowed travel lane for motorists, and dedicated parking lane to collectively calm traffic. The new median is already underway. DOT broke ground on the barrier this week.
  • Designation of separated pedestrian and cyclist paths along the river.
  • Calm traffic and improve safety on South Street.
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And here’s the official community update from the Department of Transportation:

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