Eyes on the Street: A Better Walk to the Center of Bartel Pritchard Square

Bartel Pritchard Square, at the southern end of the Prospect Park West bike lane, got some bike and pedestrian tweaks this morning, including this new crosswalk. Photo: Philip Winn

Bartel Pritchard Square, at the southwest corner of Prospect Park, received some tweaks this morning, including new and re-striped crosswalks enhancing access to the central space in the middle of the traffic circle. There are also markings to channel traffic as it enters the square, and the short stretch of bike lane between Prospect Park West and Prospect Park Southwest has been more clearly marked as two-way.

More tweaks are on the way, along with a bike lane on 15th Street, according to a DOT staffer at the site who spoke this morning with tipster Philip Winn.

Above, two views of the upgraded zebra crosswalk coming to Bartel Pritchard Square and Prospect Park Southwest. Photos: Philip Winn
  • I bet it will be easier and safer to driver there too.

  • The Pedestrian

    “Safer” would involve speed bumps and stop lights for cyclist, as well as enforcement of traffic laws for drivers and cyclist.  

    More of NYers accepting crap instead of standing up for their rights.

  • Guest

    @74290b98ecc3776a7a0890b39acece88:disqus Direct your complaints about law enforcement to law enforcement, the NYPD.

  • Bronxite

    It seems barely visible?

  • Anonymous

    It would be nice if bikes could use the center island (shared with pedestrians) to go straight through on PPW rather than having to mix it up with traffic around the circle.

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