DOT plans safety overhaul of busy Flatbush Avenue
A busy stretch of Flatbush Avenue may soon be more pedestrian-friendly thanks to a project proposed by the Department of Transportation.
Members of the North Flatbush BID have been pushing for years to have something done about the safety of pedestrians along the stretch of Flatbush Avenue connecting Downtown Brooklyn with Grand Army Plaza. There are talks that work in the area will begin next week.
DOT officials say the three triangle parks along Flatbush Avenue will get a makeover first. Sidewalks in the area will be repaved and bike racks will be added. There are also plans to create more space for pedestrians at certain intersections and make crossings safer.
A spokesperson for the Department of Design and Construction says the entire project is expected to be completed by the spring of 2018.