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The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Traffic and transit
Issues relating to motor vehicle travel, as well as use of public transportation, in Prospect Heights.

Neighborhood Slow Zones and Safer Streets

Start Date: 
January 21, 2012 - 11:45am
Categories
Topic : 
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Sponsored By: 
Park Slope Civic Council
Location: 
Congregation Beth Elohim
274 Garfield Place (at Eighth Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

Is 20 mph plenty for Park Slope, Prospect Heights, and other local communities?

NYCDOT is looking at locations in all five boroughs to install Neighborhood Slow Zones (NSZs), a community-based program that reduces speed limits from 30 mph to 20 mph within a select area and adds safety measures in order to change driver behavior. The department is currently accepting applications from neighborhood groups and individuals for these zones.

Come to this informational meeting to find out more about the program from local civic organizations and elected officials. The session is co-sponsored by Councilmember Letitia James, Councilmember Brad Lander, Councilmember Stephen Levin, P.S. 10, and Park Slope Neighbors.

If you can't make it to the meeting, be sure to check out PHNDC's proposal for a NSZ for Prospect Heights, and sign our online petition!

Open to: 
Park Slope and Prospect Heights community members

Frequently-asked questions about a Neighborhood Slow Zone for Prospect Heights

Posted: January 7, 2012 - 7:27pm

What are the boundaries of the proposed Prospect Heights NSZ?

PHNDC will request the Prospect Heights NSZ to be implemented within the area bordered by the following major arterials:

PHNDC to request a Neighborhood Slow Zone for Prospect Heights

Posted: January 7, 2012 - 7:20pm

Proposed Neighborhood Slow Zone for Prospect Heights

The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council plans to submit an application to the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) for a "Prospect Heights Neighborhood Slow Zone". The streets to be included in the slow zone are shown in blue on the map above.

Neighborhood Slow Zones (NSZ) are a DOT program that reduces the speed limit from 30 mph to 20 mph and adds safety measures within a select area in order to change driver behavior. The ultimate goal of the Neighborhood Slow Zone program is to lower the incidence and severity of crashes and to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety. Slow Zones also seek to enhance quality of life by reducing cut-through traffic and traffic noise in residential neighborhoods. The application deadline is February 3, 2012.

New traffic signals for the intersection of Park Place and Carlton Avenue

Posted: December 7, 2011 - 10:11pm

The New York City Department of Transportation recently installed a traffic signal and pedestrian crossing signals at the intersection of Park Place and Carlton Avenue. The intersection had long been considered dangerous by pedestrians due to the propensity of cars turning on to Carlton from Flatbush Avenue to roll through the stop sign at Park Place, and also due to the lack of a crosswalk across Park Place east of Carlton Avenue. The latter crossing is frequently used by people headed for the B and Q subway entrance.

City Council hearing on snow removal plans

Start Date: 
November 30, 2011 - 1:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Sponsored By: 
City Council Committees on Public Safety and Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
Location: 
250 Broadway 14th Floor Committee Room
New York, NY
United States
Description: 

Next Wednesday, November 30th, the City Council's Committees on Public Safety and Sanitation and Solid Waste Management will be holding a joint oversight hearing on the borough-based snow plans and citywide winter emergency protocols issued by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), respectively.

Copies of the DSNY borough-based snow plans are available at http://www.nyc.gov/html/dsny/html/snow_plans_mapping/snowplans.shtml, and the OEM Snow Preparedness and Response Report is available at http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/downloads/pdf/2011snowreport.pdf.

The hearing is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. in the 14th Floor Committee Room at 250 Broadway in Lower Manhattan. If you would like to testify, please be sure to register with the sergeant-of-arms on the 14th Floor.

Due to increased building security procedures, please bring identification and allot some extra time for entry through the building lobby. You can also email your written remarks to the Office of Council Member Letitia James at aworthydavis@council.nyc.gov.

If you have any questions about the hearing, please feel free to contact Council Member James' office at (212) 788-7081.

Open to: 
General public

Hearing on reduction of alternate side parking

Start Date: 
November 15, 2011 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Traffic and transit
Sponsored By: 
Community Board 8
Location: 
Hope City Empowerment Center
650 Washington Avenue (near Bergen Street)
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

Community Board 8 is seeking public comments on the proposal to reduce street cleaning days throughout the District. Currently, the Dept. of Sanitation cleans the street 4 times a week, and the reduction would scale the cleaning to twice a week.
Your input is needed. Verbal testimony will be limited to 3 minutes per person; written testimony can also be submitted to the Board. This is just one part of an extensive process to have ASP regulations in the District reduced.
As this is something that will affect many things in the District, including utility service delivery and snow removal during winter months, it is imperative that we receive feedback from those that will be directly affected: the residents of District 8. The item will be voted on at an upcoming Community Board 8 general meeting after review of all comments submitted, feedback from utility companies, and other information.
For more information, call the CB8 district office at (718) 467-5574.

Open to: 
Community Board 8 residents (includes all of Prospect Heights)