New York: DOT Will Move Ahead with Ambitious Safety Plan for Bronx’s Morris Park Avenue

The city Department of Transportation told Streetsblog that after months of wavering it will defy a Bronx community board and push ahead with an ambitious plan to tame speedway conditions along the roadway, where 426 pedestrians and cyclists have been injured, with one fatality, since 2010.

The decision reverses an earlier move to abandon the full 31-block plan between Adams Street and Newport Avenue in favor of a shorter, 13-block redesign on the eastern segment of the avenue that would eliminate one lane of car traffic in each direction to create turning bays and a painted bike lane on each side of the roadway.