21st Street Pedestrian Safety and Traffic Calming
After significant public input, the District added traffic calming and streetscape measures along 21st Street between Queens and Inglewood Avenues to its 2011 Road and Utilities Capital Program. The goal of this project is to improve pedestrian safety and traffic flow along this key transportation corridor, with particular attention paid to improving safety around nearby schools.
In addition to this traffic calming work, the District will also undertake significant improvements to the existing water, storm, and sanitary utility infrastructure under the street. By doing this work at the same time, the District will be able to minimize costs and disruptions to nearby residents.
Initial work on the 21st Street corridor began in late March 2011 and continued until early September 2011, with additional work scheduled for 2012.
Key elements of the traffic calming design include:
- Sidewalks along the west and east sides of 21 Street
- Parking bays servicing adjacent properties
- Pedestrian crossings at key intersections
- Curb extensions
- Rain gardens/landscaping as appropriate.
Public Meeting Visuals: