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

Support strong for slow zone in Prospect Heights

Posted: February 6, 2012 - 10:25am

Elected officials, local residents cite speeding through traffic, coming impacts of Barclays Center as requiring new solutions

 

The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council today announced that its application to the New York City Department of Transportation for a Neighborhood Slow Zone (NSZ) in Prospect Heights has received the support of Community Board 8, Councilmember Letitia James, Assembly members Hakeem Jeffries and Joan Millman, and State Senators Velmanette Montgomery and Eric Adams.

PHNDC submits application for a Neighborhood Slow Zone in Prospect Heights

Posted: February 5, 2012 - 11:59am

Proposed Neighborhood Slow Zone for Prospect Heights

On February 3, 2012, the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council submitted 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. In addition, PHNDC has asked the DOT to include the Eastern Parkway service road from Washington Avenue to Plaza Street as part of the Slow Zone after receiving strong support in a petition from residents living on or near Eastern Parkway. 

 

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. 

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 - 6:27pm

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 - 6:20pm

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 - 9:11pm

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.