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DOT Rule Hampers Curb Extensions

August 12, 2020

An influential Manhattan panel is asking the city to allow “quick-build” curb extensions, arguing that the current restrictions hurts pedestrian safety and disadvantages poor and residential areas.

Manhattan Community Board 4 has asked the Department of Transportation that it “reexamine its practice of requiring a maintenance partner and insurance for the installation of temporary curb extensions,” because the requirement “limits opportunities to install [the] pedestrian safety features” and thereby “indirectly contributes to avoidable pedestrian deaths and injuries.”

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