GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- In an effort to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety, the Greenburgh Shopping Center on Knollwood Road has proposed to re-stripe the existing parking lot; create additional handicap parking spaces; put in new crosswalks; and install new shopping cart carriages.
In recent months the owner of the shopping center took part in a site walk with town staff, Town Board members, and the public. In response to issues raised during the inspection walk, as well as additional input from town staff, a number of changes have been made to the proposed plan to further improve traffic and safety.
Changes suggested include the following:
- The number of proposed handicap parking spaces has been increased to 23, resulting in more than double the amount required by the Greenburgh Zoning Ordinance.
- Handicap parking spaces have been relocated from the Knollwood Road entrance/exit area to be closer to a crosswalk.
- Stop bars have been placed at the end of all drive aisles around the primary building on the property.
- The existing flush curb areas in front of the main building have been revised to show the accurate width and number of areas that may be used for wheelchair access.
- The entrance and exit lanes from Knollwood Road will be separated with a double yellow line.
- Additional directional arrows will be placed in the entrance and exit lanes for Knollwood Road and Dobbs Ferry Road.
- The one-way sign at the entrance from Dobbs Ferry will be replaced.
- A new curb cut is proposed for the crosswalk leading from Racanelli’s to the Dunkin' Donuts.
- The parking space next to the existing Dunkin' Donuts curb ramp has been striped as an access aisle for the adjacent handicap parking space.
- A new curved directional arrow has been added at the northwest corner of the property, and directional arrows for the Dunkin' Donuts drive thru have been centered.