Prospect Park Alliance Launches Park Drive Safety Study
March 1, 2022
Prospect Park Alliance, the non-profit organization that operates Prospect Park in partnership with the City, has launched a safety study of the Prospect Park Drive, which is being conducted by leading traffic consultancy Sam Schwartz, in partnership with NYC Parks and NYC DOT.
The study will evaluate and provide recommendations to address safety and access issues on the Park Drive, which was never fully redesigned after Prospect Park closed to outside vehicular traffic in 2018. Those issues have intensified with the significant increase in usage of the Park Drive by pedestrians, runners and cyclists in recent years.
The Park Drive Safety Study is funded through Participatory Budgeting in District 39 of the New York City Council, which includes Prospect Park; the process enables constituents to vote for public funding for projects and initiatives in their community. Sam Schwartz will engage members of the Prospect Park Drive Safety Task Force in the development of the recommendations.
The study is expected to take one year for research, analysis and the development of recommendations.
About the Prospect Park Drive Safety Task Force
Prospect Park Alliance convenes the following organizations and city offices to provide insight and feedback on safety issues on the Park Drive:
Brooklyn Borough President’s Office
Good Neighbors of Park Slope
Kissena Cycling Club
New York City Council District 35
New York City Council District 39
New York City Council District 40
New York Cycle Club
New York State Assembly District 42
New York State Assembly District 43
New York State Assembly District 44
New York State Assembly District 57
New York Road Runners
Park Slope Neighbors
Park Slope Parents
Prospect Park Community Committee
Prospect Park Track Club
Trail Blazers Camps