Borough Park median causes headaches, traffic jams

A pedestrian island built to increase safety in Borough Park is now causing nothing but headaches and making it more dangerous to cross the street,

BOROUGH PARK - A pedestrian island built to increase safety in Borough Park is now causing nothing but headaches and making it more dangerous to cross the street, according to residents.

Located on Fort Hamilton Highway, some say the median is making deliveries tricky. They say trucks often double-park, making it impossible for traffic to pass through. Residents say that kind of situation caused a police car to go around the median into oncoming traffic.

The idea came from the Department of Transportation (DOT), who believed the median would increase traffic.

Residents are suggesting that the DOT add digital countdown clocks at the corners so pedestrians know how much time they have left to cross the street.

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