State Assembly Member Joan Millman announced today that pedestrian countdown signals, which tell pedestrians how much time, in seconds, is left before a light changes, will be installed at crossings on three busy, wide streets adjacent to or near the Heights: Cadman Plaza West, Court Street, and Adams Street. The new signals will be installed in 2011. As quoted in her press release, Ms. Millman said:
Pedestrians, especially senior citizens, people with disabilities and parents with young children, face dangerous conditions at wide intersection crossings. Simply knowing how many seconds remain greatly improves safety at the crossing, as evidenced by the results of DOT’s study. I will continue to urge placement of countdown signals at intersections where they are needed.
Ms. Millman represents the 52nd Assembly District, which includes Brooklyn Heights and nearby neighborhoods. She is up for re-election this year, and faces a challenge in the Democratic primary from Heights resident Doug Biviano.