DOT uses recycled rubber for new pedestrian islands

The Department of Transportation has installed new pedestrian islands made of recycled rubber truck tires in Boerum Hill.



In addition to the island installed mid-December on Fourth and Atlantic avenues, the DOT says there are similar treatments at Morningside Avenue and 124th Street in Manhattan and two along Eastern Parkway at Kingston and Brooklyn avenues.



Pedestrians in Boerum Hill say the new islands make them feel safer while crossing busy intersections.



A DOT representative says there are future plans to install more recycled rubber pedestrian islands throughout the city.


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