DOT extending curbs on Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge
Idea is to increase pedestrian safety, says community board manager
In an effort to give pedestrians a safer passage as they cross Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge, the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) is extending the curbs at some of the busiest intersections along the avenue, according to Community Board 10 officials.
Josephine Beckmann, the community board’s district manager, told the board that DOT is physically extending the curbs at two intersections – Fourth Avenue and Bay Ridge Parkway and Fourth Avenue and Shore Road – by adding another few feet of concrete so that the curb extends farther into the street.
The agency is also extending the curbs at five other Fourth Avenue intersections, including Ovington Avenue, 78th Street, 80th Street, 82nd Street and 84th Street, by painting markings in the street.
“The safety improvements are under way,” said Beckmann, speaking at the community board’s meeting at the Fort Hamilton Senior Citizens Center on Oct. 20.