Minding the GAP (Grand Army Plaza)

NYC DOT has begun groundbreaking on drastic safety improvements to Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza area - long a dangerous and confusing place for pedestrians and bicyclists to navigate around to reach Prospect Park or to the beautiful Bailey Fountain at its core.

The new plans call for a multiple green pedestrian islands, a separated bike connector, new crosswalks, and pedestrian signals.

Much of the pressure came from the Grand Army Plaza Coalition (GAPCo) a mix of residents and community organizations which formed last year in attempt to find solutions to the plaza's traffic conundrums. You can see related StreetFilms on their work here and here.