Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:01 pm Post subject: DOT accepting applications for its Neighborhood Slow Zone
From Apr 03, 2013 to Apr 09, 2013 (included)
|Dear New Yorker,
The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) is once again accepting
applications for its Neighborhood Slow Zone program.
First implemented in the Bronx in 2011, this community-based program
lowersthe speed limit from
30 to 20 miles per hour in designated "slow zones" around the City. Doing
so can help save lives and prevent injury by making traffic accidents less
frequent and severe. The program also seeks to improve the quality of life
in neighborhoods by reducing cut-through traffic and traffic noise.
Since speeding is a major concern in many of our communities, we wanted to
help get the word out and encourage communities to apply.
Applications can be submitted by local community boards, civic
associations, business improvement districts (BIDs), elected officials, or
other community-based institutions such as schools or churches. Additional
information about applying, including a list of the dozen or so
neighborhoods already participating in the program, can be found on the
DOT's website at http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/about/slowzones.shtml.
The department will be accepting applications until May 31st.
Also, as you might have heard, the New York City Council recently passed
two resolutions in support of legislation in Albany that would help make
roads across the five boroughs safer for everyone.
The first one, Reso.
calls for the passage of a bill sponsored by Assembly Member Glick and
championed by Senator Andrew Lanza that would permit the City to implement
a speed camera program.
The second one, Reso.