The Brooklyn Heights Association is taking a survey to determine if there is support for making Brooklyn Heights a traffic “Slow Zone.” According to the BHA:
Slow Zones improve pedestrian safety and reduce traffic cutting through neighborhoods. If Brooklyn Heights becomes a Slow Zone it will mean:
– Speed limits of 20mph (as opposed to 30mph now standard throughout New York City);
– Signs at neighborhood entries indicating slower speed limit and Slow Zone status (taking one or two parking spaces at each entry point); and
– Speeds humps and 20mph pavement markings installed throughout the neighborhood.
There’s more on Slow Zones, from the NYC Department of Transportation here.
Please take the survey.