Urban designers partner to revitalize Downtown Brooklyn streets into pedestrian-friendly spaces

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Urban designers Claire Weisz and Kai-Uwe Bergmann have proposed a plan for taking Downtown Brooklyn streets and transforming them into pedestrian-friendly safe spaces that create safer routes both for pedestrians and for cars.

Weisz and Bergmann say when creating these spaces, there is a lot to consider but also a lot to look forward to.

Created by Downtown Brooklyn Partnership or DBP, in collaboration with design firms Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG Architects) and WXY architecture + urban design (WXY), the study and vision look specifically at the core of Downtown Brooklyn, comprising 240 acres framed by Atlantic, Tillary, Court and Ashland.

The spaces provide more room for pedestrians to walk, as well as more greenery and vibrancy.

The partnership looks to be expanding with similar spaces that tackle issues they say Downtown Brooklyn is facing, which include poor street connections, inactive streetlights at night, congestion and gaps in the bike network.

There is no start or end date for the project yet. The plan is still in the early stages.

 

 

 

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