Spuyten Duyvil neighbors ask DOT to scale back on Vision Zero curb extentions project

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People in Spuyten Duyvil want the Department of Transportation to scale back on a Vision Zero project they say is unnecessary.

Neighbors living along Palisades Avenue near Kappock Street say they are frustrated with the DOT’s curb extensions project.

They say they lost parking spaces, have a lack of visibility and worry about accidents because the curb extension is now closer to a nearby building's driveway.

The community members voiced their concerns to the DOT last week, but feel their worries are falling on deaf ears, especially with another identical project in the making on the other side of the street.

News 12 reached out to the DOT. It sent a statement, which read in part, "When implementing the project, DOT left 30 feet on Palisades Avenue from curb to curb at the driveway, which is the same size as most residential streets and allows for vehicles to still pull out of the driveway. If need be, we will look into adding daylighting to create more visibility."

When completed, the DOT plans to install high visibility crosswalks and pedestrian ramps in addition to curb extensions.

 

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