Enhancing the Connectivity of the Prospect Expressway

Client
Office of the Brooklyn Borough President
Faculty
Michael Keane
Team
Sebastian Coss, Brent Ginsberg, Caroline Peri, Eftihia Thomopoulos
The Prospect Expressway was originally constructed to link central Brooklyn with the Gowanus Expressway and the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel. Despite its aim of enhancing connectivity, the expressway cut through a formerly cohesive community, isolating pedestrians traversing the adjacent neighborhoods of Windsor Terrace, Park Slope, and Sunset Park. The Office of the Brooklyn Borough President worked with the Capstone team to engage the community, local elected officials, city and state agencies, and subject matter experts to develop a roadmap to prioritize future investment along the corridor. The team assessed existing conditions, researched best practices for treatments of similar roadways, and analyzed outcomes from a community visioning workshop. The team presented a final report that incorporated conclusions based on their research and analyses, a summary of stakeholder engagement, and proposed recommendations on how to improve transportation along the corridor.
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