Following requests by the Village Alliance and Community Board 2 the Department of Transport will soon commence work to significantly improve the Ruth Wittenburg triangle, and the intersections of Eighth Street and Sixth Avenue.
The work will address the current issues of misaligned curb lines and long crossing distances at West 8thand Sixth Avenue, vastly improving pedestrian safety in a notorious accident spot. New neckdowns will be created on the corners of West 8th & 9th Streets at Sixth Avenue, providing larger pedestrian standing areas with protection from vehicles making turns from Sixth Avenue onto West 8th & 9thStreets.
The Ruth Wittenburg Triangle will be expanded to create a larger and more pleasant seating environment, with the existing blue stone being replaced with concrete.
Once the work is complete the Village Alliance will improve the planting, place tables and chairs and roll out their summer information point providing information about the area, making the triangle the perfect place to stop, pause and take in the stunning architecture of the Jefferson Market Library and the sights and sounds of Greenwich Village.
Once work in the vicinity of the Ruth Wittenberg Triangle is complete improvements will take place along West 8th Street which include new neckdowns and bike corrals, and new left turn and right turn lanes at University Place and Broadway respectively. To view the DOTs entire project plan, click here.