The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

New traffic signals for the intersection of Park Place and Carlton Avenue
Posted: December 7, 2011 - 10:11pm

The New York City Department of Transportation recently installed a traffic signal and pedestrian crossing signals at the intersection of Park Place and Carlton Avenue. The intersection had long been considered dangerous by pedestrians due to the propensity of cars turning on to Carlton from Flatbush Avenue to roll through the stop sign at Park Place, and also due to the lack of a crosswalk across Park Place east of Carlton Avenue. The latter crossing is frequently used by people headed for the B and Q subway entrance.

In 2009, PHNDC worked with the DOT to add striped "bulb outs" to help calm the traffic through the intersection. When DOT banned left turns on to Park Place by cars traveling southbound on Flatbush Avenue, it became possible to add a traffic signal to the Park/Carlton intersection synchronized with the signal at Park and Flatbush. And the traffic signal made possible the crosswalk on Park Place east of Carlton (which will be painted shortly).

The Carlton Avenue Association and the Park Place/Underhill Avenue Block Association provided input into the plans for the intersection. PHNDC thanks DOT for making this busy crossing safer for pedestrians and drivers alike.