Grand Army Plaza: Southeastern Improvements

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Information about Grand Army Plaza: Southeastern Improvements

Published on April 18, 2007

Author: streetsblog

Source: slideshare.net

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DOT's plan for improvments to the southeastern section of Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn. March, 2007.

Grand Army Plaza Southeastern Improvements March 2007

Prospect Heights Park Slope Grand Army Plaza Library, Gardens, Museum Prospect Park

Vanderbilt Ave Plaza Sts Eastern Parkway Union St Prospect Flatbush Ave Park West Park Drives

GAP – DOT History of Improvement ’99/’00 – Major Changes in Signs, Markings, Signals ’02-’04 -- Island at Library enlarged, protected, other signal changes ’04 – Plaza Street Bicycle Lanes ’03-06 – Park Auto Hrs Significantly Reduced ’05 – Approval of Eastern Parkway redesign ’06 – Vanderbilt Avenue traffic calming ’06 – Doubled Crossing Time of Prospect Park West ’07 – …

Bailey Fountain The Oval/Plaza •Built 1932 •Restored for $1.5 million in 2004 •Built 1892 •Restored in 2000 Memorial Arch •Thousands of users each weekend •At Capacity – Seeking Growth Greenmarket

Southestern Area Existing Conditions Large Areas of Roadbed and Marked Islands Traffic Entering Plaza at High Speeds No bicycle connection from Park to Plaza Street Bike Lane Lack of Pedestrian Connections

Existing Conditions

Reclaimed Road Space Three Concrete Raised Pedestrian Islands (5,900 sq. ft.) New Planting Beds (2,300 sq. ft.)

Complete Pedestrian Circulation Network 5 New Crosswalks

Bicycle Connection Bike Path Between Park and Plaza Street Bike Lane

Existing Conditions

Traffic Calming North from Prospect Park reduced from 3 to 2 lanes Westbound Eastern Parkway reduced from 3 to 2 lanes Reduced Roadbed Exiting park: Right-turn only lane for Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Avenue

Artist rendering with built improvements

Weekend Pedestrian Essentially Unused Space Roadspace During Auto-Free PP Hours New Reclaimed Close Unused Road During Ped Space During Weekend Hours Weekend Hours Combined Area Sufficient for Significant Programing Reclaimed as Ped Existing Roadspace Space During Auto During Auto PP Hours Free Hrs

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