Gramercy Park Block Association - Neighborhood News #564
The Department of Transportation makes pedestrian safety improvements at Third Ave and 22nd St
 
For many years, the GPBA has had an excellent working relationship with the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) under Manhattan Borough Commissioner Margaret Forgione. As a result, we have worked together to enact many measures to improve pedestrian safety and reduce traffic congestion.  We recently worked with the DOT on rehabilitating the streets around Gramercy Park. 
 
The DOT just released a report showing the 20 NYC intersections with the highest number of pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries, as well as what the city is doing to rectify the problems.  
"Look!" markings
 
Report for Third Ave and E 22nd St.
 
Actions Taken:
  • Installed LOOK! markings to alert pedestrians to oncoming traffic 
  • Installed countdown signals to give pedestrians more information to cross the street 
Recommendations possible for 2015 implementation:
  • Under study for possible 3rd Ave corridor treatment to remove one southbound travel lane between E 24th to E 22nd St to reduce speeding and calm traffic 
  • Work with Community Board 6 to develop enhancements