DOT Extends Sidewalk at Orchard and Delancey

Posted on: June 19th, 2013 at 6:07 am by
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Yesterday a crew of contractors coned off the southwest corner of Orchard and Delancey Streets for some infrastructural updates. It is here that the DOT has taken to extending the sidewalk for pedestrian use, as previously reported. More legroom for that busy space outside the Tenement Museum.

As usual, the pedestrian victory is a loss for motorists. Two parking spaces were ultimately slashed (and a road narrowed) to accommodate the additional eight feet. Flexible bollards and road-block style planters are also on the way; the Lower East Side BID is reportedly the maintenance partner for upkeep.

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The roadwork is part of the Chinatown Curbside Management Study, a nearly three-year-old DOT program that aims to alleviate congestion problems in the neighborhood. This particular location was singled out for its extreme pedestrian crowding due to the museum and its tours.

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