Gallery: Delancey Street Pedestrian Safety Improvements Begin Next Week

Delancey Street will finally score some much needed pedestrian safety improvements beginning next week. The several blocks on the Lower East Side between the Bowery and the Williamsburg Bridge have long been among the most dangerous areas for pedestrians in Manhattan, but the Department of Transportation (DOT) will finally begin work on the corner of Delancey and Clinton. While New York is one of the most pedestrian-friendly cities around, this 11-block stretch has been dangerous for cars and deadly for pedestrians. Between 2006 and 2010, over 700 accidents and 9 deaths have occurred. We’re excited to see these improvements finally taking place to make this part of town less scary for those who want to walk or bike instead of drive.

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