Bed-Stuy and Clinton Hill Slow Zone Plan Rejected by Community Board

By Catherine Yang, Epoch Times
February 11, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Brooklyn’s Community Board 3 rejected a plan to turn create a 20 mph “slow-zone” in Bedford-Stuyvesant and Clinton Monday night, Feb. 10.

The plan was proposed last year and approved by the city’s Department of Transportation and former mayor Michael Bloomberg for 2014. It was one of five slow zones announced for 2014 implementation, with ten more slated for 2015-2016.

The plan had been scheduled for implementation, pending Community Board support.

DOT proposed the initiative to combat speeding, and included new signs, street marking, and speed bumps in the plan as well. 

According to DNAinfo, CB3 voted 27 to four against writing a letter of support for the plan. Community and board members had worries of lack of data taken into account for the plan. 

The zone is located in an area between Classon Avenue, Lafayette Avenue, Bedford Avenue and Fulton Street, and also falls into Community Board 2’s area. CB2 voted for the slow zone last month according to Brooklyn Paper.

The city chose this area because of the amount of traffic injuries–62.4 injuries a year in a 0.2 square mile area, according to DOT. There are four schools within the zone and about six injuries per road mile.