Friday, January 19, 2007

Digging Into the Gowanus Plan: Pedestrian Bridges

Pedestrian Bridge Illustration

We're going to spend some time digging into the Gowanus Comprehensive Plan produced by the Gowanus Canal Community Development Corporation, which proposes many interesting things for the neighborhood around the Gowanus Canal, which it divides into North and South Districts. The South District would be an industrial zone and the North District mixed use. The focus throughout would be on green uses.

Having focused on depressing environmental issues yesterday, we'll lighten it up here and note that the plan envisions new pedestrian bridges across the canal to encourage more walking and biking and access to the canal-side public areas for which the plan also calls. (It also calls for special lighting of existing bridges and of some industrial buildings.) The plan sees up to five new pedestrian bridges, which would be retractable in order to allow boats to pass. That's a little before and after action above.

Related Posts:
The Ground Beneath Gowanus, General Neighborhood Edition
Gowanus Plan Calls for Green Focus and Environmental Education Center


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The interesting parts of the GCCDC plan (ant it is their plan)are the plans for bridges and rehabing the 9th street subway stop. There is alot of potential to improve lower Court Street in this area, and there is the transportation hub.

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can anyone call the GCCDC Gowanus Canal plan "COMPREHENSIVE" when it fails to address the cleanup od the waterway?

8:39 PM  

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