Do cars whiz by too fast in Park Slope? Is 30 miles per hour too high of a speed limit for our streets?
A Neighborhood Slow Zone is a community-based program, installed by the Department of Transportation, that reduces the speed limit from 30 miles per hour to 20 miles per hour and also adds safety measures within the designated area.
The slow zone will be designated by signs and gateways. The zone will include traffic-calming and speed-reducing methods that are "self-enforcing" like speed bumps, curb extensions and special markings.
The DOT is taking applications and the Park Slope Civic Council is hosting a meeting today to seek the community's opinions about if Park Slope is the right place for a Neighborhood Slow Zone.
The event is co-sponsored by P.S. 10, Councilmembers Letitia James, Brad Lander and Stephen Levin, and neighborhood organizations like Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, Park Slope Parents, Parents Association of Millennium Brooklyn High School, and Park Slope Neighbors.
The meeting is today at on Garfield Place at Eighth Avenue at 11:45 a.m.
For more information on slow zone, please visit the Park Slope Civic Council website.
If you can't make the meeting (or even if you can) make sure to vote in the poll below!