Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is pleased to announce the first pedestrian countdown signals in Borough Park, which will be located along Fort Hamilton Parkway.
Hikind made the request for pedestrian countdown signals to be installed throughout his district in a letter sent to Department of Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan and DOT Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Joseph Palmieri last July. A long-time advocate of the countdown clocks, the Assemblyman urged the DOT to install the devices everywhere throughout the five boroughs in lieu of pedestrian islands.
“I was relieved to hear that the first of these countdown signals will soon be installed at a high-traffic area in my district,” said Hikind. “These clocks protect pedestrians—particularly the thousands of senior citizens and mothers with strollers and small children in my district—by letting them know how much time they really have to safely cross the street. These signals eliminate the need for pedestrian islands because people know what to expect from the traffic signals—whether they can safely cross the street or if they should wait. The guesswork is eliminated.”
Assemblyman Hikind praised Commissioner Palmieri for his support and quick work.