In hopes of receiving valuable public feedback for the Greenwich Avenue Streetscape project, Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works launched a new interactive website titled greenwichstreetscape.com.
This website aims to solicit opinions and ideas from the community during the conceptual stages of the project.
With safety and aesthetics in mind, the project was created in an effort to revitalize Greenwich Avenue, an iconic shopping destination in the heart of Central Greenwich, and to design key safety measures for everyone – including pedestrians, people with disabilities, bicyclists, motorists and baby carriage users.
To learn more about the Greenwich Avenue Streetscape project and to provide feedback, CLICK HERE.
Five proposed intersection projects on Greenwich Avenue are featured on this website, including West Putnam Avenue, Amogerone Crossway, Lewis Street, Havemeyer Place and Arch Street, and Grigg Street and Fawcett Place.
The public can view renderings of each intersection and provide feedback on the project. In addition to providing feedback on each specific intersection, the public can also deliberate and respond to proposed vehicular and pedestrian wayfinding signage prototypes, potential locations for new signs and traffic analysis.
In conjunction with seeking public input, Department of Public Works has conducted over 20 studies in the past 20 years that focus on key ways of improving Greenwich Avenue.
This past June the Greenwich Avenue and Elm Street intersection improvement project was completed. Designed and engineered for safe, convenient and comfortable street access for people of all ages and abilities, the project features:
- Curb extensions (a.k.a. bump-outs) to decrease crossing distance
- Improved accessibility by creating two designated accessible parking spaces with a clear pathway to the sidewalk from the parking space, along with a level crosswalk
- Raised intersection (including crosswalks) to improve pedestrian visibility and to slow speed of vehicles traveling through intersection
- Decorative crosswalks
- Planting beds
- Relocated lighting
- Relocated drainage
- Lining of the drainage and sanitary sewer lines to further extend their lifespan
- Reduction in impervious areas
- Relocated amenities
- Replaced sidewalks
- New bike racks and benches
Many of these project highlights are anticipated to be included in future intersection projects on Greenwich Avenue.
Learn More: greenwichstreetscape.com
About Town of Greenwich, Department of Public Works
The Department of Public Works is committed to providing a variety of services that are of vital importance to the town and residents of Greenwich, CT. This includes but is not limited to highway/roadway maintenance, sewer upkeep, stormwater management, waste disposal and recycling, building inspection and the improvement of public infrastructure.