DOT Installing Countdown Pedestrian Signals In Brooklyn Along 4th Avenue and Ocean Parkway

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09/16/2010

The Department of Transportation is installing the first countdown pedestrian signals in Park Slope.

The clocks count down the number of seconds remaining before the flashing hand on a pedestrian crossing sign turns solid red and the traffic light changes.

"[These clocks] make it so much easier for seniors, for families, for kids, especially for pedestrians, but also for cyclists and drivers to know how much time they have, and to make smart decisions and stay safe," said City Councilman Brad Lander. "We really believe it's going to save lives."

Last year, pedestrians made up for more than half of the traffic fatalities in the five boroughs.

The DOT plans to install the clocks at 1,500 wider intersections throughout the city.

Editor's note: The countdown clocks will be installed along 4th Avenue and Ocean Parkway throughout the 39th Council District.  Click here for a map of installation locations.

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