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Park Street road diet project underway
« on: May 21, 2024, 10:45:52 AM »
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Construction is now underway on a road diet and streetscape of Park Street in Brooklyn. Anticipated to be completed in Summer 2025, here are a few construction photographs and a look at the future plans for Park Street between Forest Street and the Lee Street viaduct.

Read More: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/park-street-road-diet-project-underway/
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Re: Park Street road diet project underway
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2024, 11:56:28 AM »
The plans are hard to read on my device - when I enlarge, the text is fuzzy. Is there a link to a PDF (not an image of a PDF) of the plans?
Anyway, where is the "bicycle track"?  I don't see any signs or pavement markings (what these plan sheets are) for a track. I do notice there are Sharrows south (west?) of Jackson Street, and there are none north of Jackson, but the west (outbound side) sidewalk is wider there.

Glad to see this project under construction. I hope it proves successful and the City will consider more of these.

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Re: Park Street road diet project underway
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2024, 12:46:31 PM »
Do we know what’s going on with Trevato’s Block 5 & 9 and Columbia’s Lennox on Park developments along this corridor?

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Re: Park Street road diet project underway
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2024, 02:53:19 PM »
There are plans and maps on theDIA site.

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Re: Park Street road diet project underway
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2024, 02:56:59 PM »
I think block 9 is to break ground in mid-25. Nothing posted on the other 2 in quite some time. The hub hasn’t seen movement in a year.

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Re: Park Street road diet project underway
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2024, 07:56:36 PM »
On the site says block 5 late 2026 and lennox on park tbd.

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Re: Park Street road diet project underway
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2024, 09:57:58 PM »
There are plans and maps on theDIA site.

I've looked at the DIA site, and did not find the plans for the Park Street Road Diet. I found the DIA's 2017 Brooklyn Road Diet Study, but what it showed does not appear to match the plans above. For example, no mini-roundabouts.

So, can someone point me to where the implementation plans are on the DIA (or other) website?

[I swear I posted this earlier. Maybe I forgot to hit "post"]

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Re: Park Street road diet project underway
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2024, 10:55:50 PM »
There are plans and maps on theDIA site.

I've looked at the DIA site, and did not find the plans for the Park Street Road Diet. I found the DIA's 2017 Brooklyn Road Diet Study, but what it showed does not appear to match the plans above. For example, no mini-roundabouts.

So, can someone point me to where the implementation plans are on the DIA (or other) website?

[I swear I posted this earlier. Maybe I forgot to hit "post"]

The 2017 study is all I've seen. I think it's the only thing this comprehensive, but I'll check.

https://dia.coj.net/Resources/Summaries-Studies/Brooklyn-Road-Diet-Report.aspx
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Re: Park Street road diet project underway
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2024, 11:29:28 PM »
There are plans and maps on theDIA site.

I've looked at the DIA site, and did not find the plans for the Park Street Road Diet. I found the DIA's 2017 Brooklyn Road Diet Study, but what it showed does not appear to match the plans above. For example, no mini-roundabouts.

So, can someone point me to where the implementation plans are on the DIA (or other) website?

[I swear I posted this earlier. Maybe I forgot to hit "post"]

The 2017 study is all I've seen. I think it's the only thing this comprehensive, but I'll check.

https://dia.coj.net/Resources/Summaries-Studies/Brooklyn-Road-Diet-Report.aspx

Thanks Tachacale. The images in article came from somewhere - are the original plots online somewhere?

Which gets back to my original question - where is the "two-way cycle track"?

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Re: Park Street road diet project underway
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2024, 12:13:02 AM »
The images came from an older article we ran when the project went to DDRB years ago. I can go back to our photo archives, find and link to our original uploads. Those images will be larger than what's shown in the articles. The cycle track option was eliminated years ago.
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Re: Park Street road diet project underway
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2024, 10:27:36 AM »
Pardon my confusion.
From The Jaxson article linked above, cited as coming from Downtown Vision
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Improvements include adding a cycle track (2-way bicycle traffic), on street parking, expanded sidewalk areas, reduced roadway widths for safer pedestrian crossings and the addition of street trees.

I don't know the age of the Downtown Vision information, but if The Jaxson knows the "cycle track option was eliminated years ago," this should be mentioned in this news article.

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Re: Park Street road diet project underway
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2024, 03:26:07 PM »
Sorry about that. Technically, there's a cycle track for a one-block stretch. It just doesn't carry through the entire project limits.
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Re: Park Street road diet project underway
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2024, 07:36:04 PM »
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Construction is now underway on a road diet and streetscape of Park Street in Brooklyn. Anticipated to be completed in Summer 2025, here are a few construction photographs and a look at the future plans for Park Street between Forest Street and the Lee Street viaduct.

Read More: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/park-street-road-diet-project-underway/

Excellent photo