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MONDAY NIGHT: Sound off on road safety in Park Slope • Brooklyn Paper

MONDAY NIGHT: Sound off on road safety in Park Slope

Right of Yay: The activist group Right of Way lined Grand Army Plaza with supporters of a 20-mile-per-hour speed limit on Feb. 2.
Dmitry Gudkov

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, www.facebook.com/ParkSlopeStreetSafetyPartnership). Monday, April 21 at 6pm.

Reach reporter Megan Riesz at mriesz@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505. Follow her on Twitter @meganriesz.

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