At Molinaro’s Request, Streets Around S.I. Boro Hall Now More Ped-Friendly

Hyatt Street in St. George is set to receive a new pedestrian median (in dark gray) and new crosswalks with distinctive markings (in red). Image: ##http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/2013-10-hyatt-st-si-cb1.pdf##DOT##

Behind Staten Island Borough Hall in St. George is Hyatt Street. It spans all of two blocks, but there are few markings on the wide two-way street, making it a tricky spot for pedestrians crossing between offices, shops, a library, and the St. George Theater just uphill from the Staten Island Ferry landing.

After a request from Borough President James Molinaro spurred by the construction of  a new courthouse along Hyatt Street between Central Avenue and St. Mark’s Place, DOT has begun installing lane markings, patterned crosswalks, and a pedestrian median with street trees.

DOT presented the design to Community Board 1 on October 8 [PDF], began construction shortly afterward, and expects to complete the project in approximately one month.

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