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Eyes on the Street: How About a Slow Zone for Prince Street?

Posted By Ben Fried On February 8, 2013 @ 11:20 am In Eyes on the Street,SoHo | 8 Comments


Photo: Doug Gordon

Brooklyn Spoke’s Doug Gordon tweeted this photo Wednesday morning [2]. This crash happened at the intersection of Prince and Crosby in Soho, which gets a ton of foot traffic and sees some of the highest bike counts in the city [3]. It’s only random chance that someone didn’t get hit.

One change that would help regulate drivers’ speeds on Prince Street would be to re-time traffic signals to synch up with a more bike- and pedestrian-friendly 10-15 mph. In December, Manhattan Community Board 2 passed a resolution asking DOT to study “Green Wave” signal timing [4] on Prince.

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[1] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/curb_jumping_cab.jpg

[2] tweeted this photo Wednesday morning: https://twitter.com/BrooklynSpoke/status/299157709176074240/photo/1

[3] highest bike counts in the city: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/05/02/dots-annual-scorecard-confirms-most-new-yorkers-dont-shop-and-drive/

[4] “Green Wave” signal timing: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/12/12/new-york-could-get-its-first-green-wave-if-cb-2-votes-in-support/

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