Some neighbors in Sunset Park are counting on their own traffic study.
The NYC Department of Transportation has made changes to the busy 4th Avenue corridor, that stretches from Atlantic Avenue through Park Slope, Sunset Park and Bay Ridge.
Neighbors and volunteers working with Sunset Park Restoration are conducting a study of intersections. They're counting the number of bikes using 4th Avenue. They would like to see if a protected bike lane would make sense there.
NYC DOT says a bike lane is currently not being considered, but community input is always welcome.
The department has been monitoring changes to the corridor and reports a 29% reduction in pedestrian injuries, a 13% reduction in all crashes, an 8% reduction in crashes with injuries, and a 38% reduction in the percentage of drivers traveling above the speed limit.
The number of pedestrians has increased. There have been no fatalities in the Sunset Park section since the project was completed.