Winter 2001, p.5

Yield, Not Stop Signs For The Brooklyn Bridge

Pictured is a "yield to Pedestrians" sign found on a shared-use path in Corning, NY "Yield to Pedestrians" signs are far superior to the Stop signs mounted on the Brooklyn Bridge promenade path this past fall. Transportation Alternatives urges the DOT to use "Yield to Pedestrian" signs instead of Stop signs on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Cyclists rightly consider the existing Stop signs thoughtless and unrealistic because they require cyclists to stop in the middle of an incline. This makes no sense since cyclists can clearly see and yield to any approaching pedestrians or cyclists. Additionally, the placement of the Stop sign poles in the middle of the path violates national Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) standards.

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