The Brooklyn pedestrian death scramble known as Grand Army Plaza is going to get a little more friendly. Streetsblog is is offering up details on a number of changes, many of which could coincide with the opening of Richard Meier's glassy On Prospect Park. OPP has been marketing its proximity to Prospect Park, among other things, while skipping over the Grand Army Plaza hell. There will be new crosswalks, raised pedestrian islands, improved access to the fountain that no one can get to and, even, temporary closing of some roadway on the Meier side of Grand Army Plaza. Can pedestrian tunnels be far behind?
· Pedestrian-friendly Changes for Grand Army Plaza [streetsblog]
· Fixing Grand Army Plaza by Danish Expert & Death-O-Meter [Curbed]
BONUS: Maybe it's something in the fall air, but the Built Environment Blog is also tackling Grand Army Plaza, envisioning it as a largely car-free oasis. Where do the cars go? Tunnels, of course.