Residents of Dahlgren Place won a small victory last month when the city agreed to finally install a speed limit sign on the fast-moving street.
The signs are necessary because drivers often exit the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge without adjusting their speed to the slower pace of the residential street, said Councilman Vince Gentile (D–Bay Ridge), who had requested the speed limit sign at 92nd Street.
“Cars come off the bridge at 40 to 50 miles per hour — and since there aren’t many stop signs or lights on Dahlgren Place, they just continue at their speed,” said Gentile. “The sign should remind drivers they are not on the bridge anymore.”
The city speed limit — whether posted or not — is 30 miles per hour. One resident of Dahlgren Place wishes the speed limit sign would post an even lower number.
“That (the sign) is good news,” said the woman. “But I suggest they make it even slower. After all, this is a neighborhood.”
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