The city is moving to change a block of East 23rd Street that runs in front of School 24 to a one-way street.
At present East 23rd Street is a two-way street. Under the proposed change, East 23rd Street between 20th Avenue and Market Street will be changed to a one-way northbound.
The change is aimed at reducing “high accident rate” at the intersection of Market and East 23rd Street and “alleviate” the “chaotic” traffic situation on East 23rd Street in front of School 24, according to the ordinance before the City Council.
Luis Velez, 5th Ward councilman, said the change will improve traffic flow and make the one block safer for students and other pedestrians.
The council has given precursory approval to the ordinance. A public hearing and final vote to change the one-block to a one-way is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept 11, 2018 at 7 p.m. at City Hall.