Eyes on the Street: Small Touches Make for Safer Windsor Terrace Crossing

New paint and flexible posts made this traffic island at Prospect Park Southwest into a place pedestrians might actually stop mid-crossing.

An enthused Windsor Terrace resident sends this photo of an upgraded intersection at the corner of Prospect Park Southwest, Terrace Place, and Windsor Place. Over the last week, DOT has touched up what was once a widely-disregarded traffic island comprised of faded white paint. Now the island has been repainted with a high-visibility surface and surrounded with flexible posts for added definition.

The geometry of the intersection hasn’t changed, but the quality of walking here sure has. Our tipster says cars used to whip around the corner when turning left from Prospect Park Southwest at the complicated three-way intersection; with the improvements to the island, pedestrians can cross much more comfortably. An image of what the intersection used to look like is below:

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