Dyckman Street and Broadway Turn Bans Go Into Effect In Spring, DOT Says

By Nigel Chiwaya on November 29, 2013 2:05pm 

 Left turns will be banned at Dyckman Street and Broadway beginning next spring.
Left turns will be banned at Dyckman Street and Broadway beginning next spring.
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INWOOD — The Department of Transportation's proposed left turn bans at the busy Broadway, Dyckman Street and Riverside Drive intersection will go into effect next spring, an agency spokesman said Friday.

The confirmation comes three days after Community Board 12 voted to approve the measures, which the DOT has said will improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety at the intersection.

The DOT presented the proposed safety measures to the board on Nov. 4. In addition to banning all left turns, the DOT will shorten the intersection's south and west crosswalks by extending the curbs. A pdf of the changes is available at the agency's website.

Though the DOT did not give a firm date as to when the changes would go into effect, the department's Manhattan Borough Commissioner Margaret Forgione said at the Nov. 4 meeting that the bans could be implemented in March.

DOT data shows that 128 accidents involving cars, cyclists and pedestrians have occurred at the intersection since 2010.

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