Eyes on the Street: Pedestrian Haven on Hanson

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Courtesy of Brownstoner, here's a recent shot of sidewalk construction between Flatbush Avenue and Hanson Place, near the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The short passage -- or slip ramp, as DOT calls it -- allowing cars to turn onto Hanson from Flatbush and Fourth Avenue is now closed to car traffic. This is especially good news for transit riders, who now have fewer vehicle conflicts to worry about as they walk to and from the Atlantic Terminal entrance.

As part of its menu of changes for the area, DOT also converted Hanson Place to two-way traffic flow, a switch that the Brooklyn Paper alarmingly depicts as "wreaking havoc on pedestrians and drivers." Judging by the reaction on Brownstoner, however, pedestrians are clearly grateful for the new conditions.