Fort Greene residents want intersection safety improvements

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Fort Greene residents are pushing for the city Department of Transportation to implement pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of Willoughby Avenue and Washington Park.

The intersection is one of the main pedestrian and wheelchair-accessible entrances to Fort Greene Park.

Community Board 2's Transportation and Safety Committee met Thursday night to discuss safety measures in the area.

Residents say they are tired of constantly having to worry about their children's safety when going to the park, and that's why they started a petition that has gained hundreds of supporters.

DOT officials say a stop sign and two crosswalks will be implemented at the intersection.

While concerned residents say they're happy to hear there will be changes, they are still asking the DOT to continue to make the intersection safer.

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