DOT ‘transforms’ Jackie Robinson Parkway entrance
The Department of Transportation says the entrance to the Jackie Robinson Parkway now has a new street design that could make it safer.
DOT says crews have transformed the complex parkway intersection.
The DOT put in two brand-new crosswalks with signals across the middle and the parkway side of the intersection. It also expanded the pedestrian island and banned lefthand turns from Jamaica Avenue to Bushwick Avenue in an effort to relieve car traffic.
The project is part of the mayor's Vision Zero initiative to help end traffic deaths and injuries in New York City. The DOT says there had been 373 injuries over five years from crashes near the Jackie Robinson Parkway.