Red Hook

City institutes measures to make Red Hook’s Columbia Street safer

November 28, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The intersection of Columbia and Nelson Streets. Image via Google Maps

City Department of Transportation officials plan to install four crosswalks across Columbia Street in Red Hook that they believe will help pedestrians cross the busy street more safely.

Two of the crosswalks will be installed at the intersection of Nelson and Columbia streets, according to The Brooklyn Paper, while the other two will traverse the street at the three-way junction where Commerce and Luquer streets also meet.

Workers will also install pedestrian warning side and curbside ramps for the disabled at each of the crosswalks. The five-block stretch between West Ninth Street and Hamilton Avenue is next to Red Hook’s P.S. 676, the Brooklyn Paper reported.

Between 2012 and 2016, 26 non-fatal crashes took place on the same five-block stretch. Most of these crashes injured motorists, not pedestrians, the Brooklyn Paper said.

DOT did not provide a timeline for the project.

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