Park Slope Street Safety Partnership and Brad Lander host Vision Zero meeting

MONDAY NIGHT: Sound off on road safety in Park Slope

Still at it: Park Slope road-safety activists are once again pushing to lower the speed limit to 20 miles per hour neighborhood-wide.
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Park slope road safety activists are at it again.

The Park Slope Street Safety Partnership is inviting neighbors to the William Penn School on April 21 to identify dangerous intersections and figure out how to make streets safer at yet another town hall meeting about Mayor DeBlasio’s Vison Zero plan to reduce traffic deaths to zilch in the next decade.

Likely on the agenda will be lowering the speed limit, continuing to ramp up enforcement against reckless drivers, getting rid of parking spots near intersections to increase visibility, making school areas safer, and fighting Albany to roll out more speeding and red-light cameras, according to the Partnership’s founder Eric McClure. McClure recently drew up a petition to make the entire neighborhood, which has long been a hotbed of car-pinching activism, a 20-miles-per-hour zone.

Councilman Brad Lander (D—Park Slope) will attend along with city Department of Transportation reps, who will give a presentation on Mayor DeBlasio’s Vision Zero recently unveiled road-slowing plan.

The meeting will have far fewer speeches than the recent road-safety rap session at Borough Hall earlier this month, McClure said. Two thirds of that meeting were taken up by politicians speechifying about the superlative size of their support for the mayor’s plan.

Vision Zero townhall meeting at PS 321, The William Penn School (180 Seventh Ave. between First and Second streets in Park Slope, Monday, April 21 at 6pm.

Reach reporter Megan Riesz at or by calling (718) 260-4505. Follow her on Twitter @meganriesz.
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Park Slope Parent from Park Slope says:
This is great! The whole neighborhood should have a 20 mph speed limit, including on 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and PPW. Fourth Avenue also needs a major overhaul and a lower speed limit.

And we should install more space for pedestrians and more bike lanes to calm traffic!
April 17, 2014, 11:23 am
diehipster from Actual Brooklyn says:
Stroller lanes!!! Don't forget the stroller lanes! And dog walking lanes too!! Vision Beardo - here we come!
April 17, 2014, 12:13 pm
diehipster from Actual Brooklyn says:
And loser lanes!!! Don't forget the loser lanes so me and my bros have a place to hang out.

Long Live Actual Brooklyn Baby!!!!!!
April 17, 2014, 12:39 pm
Mookie Mook from Mooklyn says:
There's no room for extra lanes because I use the whole sidewalk to dispose of my spit and garbage! I walk straight at people and expect them to get out of my way, even when I'm walking on the left! I drive as fast as I can down the block even when the light is red! Here, let me turn up my crappy music so you can hear it too! Good thing Diehipster spends all day commenting here to defend my real Brooklyn way of life, which can never change or grow up, ever, just like me!
April 17, 2014, 1:16 pm
diehipster from Actual Brooklyn says:
Mookie Mook,
I do it out of love for my home that I never left and out of sheer boredom due to unemployment/obesity.

Long Live Actual Brooklyn Baby!!!!!!
April 17, 2014, 4:02 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
I still feel that Vision Zero places nearly all the blame on motorists when law breakers that are cyclists and pedestrians tend to contribute such problems as well.
April 17, 2014, 6:10 pm
scott from park slope says:
It is encouraging to see the whole city getting onboard with Vision Zero. Albany pols are noticeably absent and silent. Where are they? Do they not live here too? Aren't they supposed to represent the concerns of their constituents? Or is this whole exercise another classic dodge: "Gee, we'd love to eliminate traffic deaths, Mr & Mrs Voter, but mean old Albany won't let us!"?

Everyone who supports this policy should make it very uncomfortable for our state reps to walk out their front doors until they loudly and publicly pledge to fight for Vision Zero in Albany. And tell Cuomo and every other upstate Dem the NYC campaign fund atm machine goes off until they do likewise.
April 18, 2014, 8:43 am
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
If you're all really about safe streets, then start playing your part as well to contribute to safety, otherwise you're nothing but a dog with all bark and no bite. Anyone who flouts the laws is always placing themselves into harm's way, and there's no excuse for such an act. Until all groups follow the rules, there will never be safe streets.
April 18, 2014, 3:36 pm
Or from Yellow Hook says:
Some people like to be kept like pets.

Some people should also have a mommy to cross them across the street since they aren't smart enough to look where they are going.

Those people have Zero Vison.

They are also naive enough to believe the tripe about no traffic deaths.
April 19, 2014, 2:03 pm

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