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Meeting to discuss proposed, and needed, stop sign and speed bump on 22nd st.

Fresh from the 23rd St Neighbors Assoc., there will be a transportation committee meeting is Tuesday 3/24, 6:30pm at Community Board 7 to discuss a proposed, and as per the Association poster’s email “This is a very dangerous corner at which there have already been a number of accidents. Something need to be done ASAP,” corner of 7th Avenue and 22nd Street, along with a speed bump on the same block.

To find out more, and sign the ipetition, you can go here (for the entire email, see below). 

 Hi All,


I’ve been working with Molly to get Stop Sign placed on the corner of 22nd and 7th. There is a Community Board committee meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 to discuss the matter (see the flyer attached for info) Feel free to come out if you’d like your voice to be heard. Some of you have already signed the petition asking for a stop sign. If you have not please follow the link below and add your name.


This is a very dangerous corner at which there have already been a number of accidents. Something need to be done ASAP.

It also seems that some of our neighbors on 22nd street between 6th and 7th) have requested a speed bump. That will also be brought up at the meeting, so it’s  a good two for one chance to make our community safer. As 23rd and 22nd are often used as a cut through for people heading to and from the Expressway and eager to avoid the lights on 5th Ave our neighborhood needs to do as much as possible to create safer streets for all our residents.

Lets get this done! (And then try again for the stop sign on 23rd and 6th!) Hope to see you there.

REPOST: Finding A Safer Traffic Solution For 20th Street

Posted today on South Slope News, the take away from CB7’s and DOT’s presentation of additional plans to give relief to residents along the 20th Street truck route.

Discussions have been going on for years, an we’re not really sure any solutions will completely work (past or present). Ultimately some part of Greenwood Heights, Sunset Park and Windsor Terrace will be affected. Just feeling the best mix may not be there yet.

What do you think?

Here’s more from South Slope News:

“We don’t have any agenda except to make our street safer,” said 20th Street resident Miriam at a meeting on Tuesday night with the Department of Transportation, Community Board 7, and Community Board 14 — and it was a sentiment echoed by everyone in attendance.

With sleet falling outside, it was a fairly small turnout for the meeting at the Windsor Terrace Library, which is right around the midpoint of the areas the 20th Street Truck Route Area Study is looking at. Following a petition signed by more that 200 20th Street residents in 2010 citing property damage, congestion, and additional safety issues, the DOT launched the study to see if the truck route along that road might be altered to improve the situation.

“The issue on 20th Street is no so much that vehicles are being hit — it’s a safety issue for pedestrians,” said Miriam, her young son in tow. “For instance if you’re getting into your car, people’s doors have come off, people have been nudged into their cars. Because it’s a bit wild, people drive with a lot of bravado and crossing the street is quite difficult and scary.”

The study — which so far has involved analyzing land use and traffic and crash data, interviews with truck drivers on the street, arial surveys, and more — continues, and this meeting will be just one of more to come throughout the affected communities, because the issue is a fairly complicated one.

“We don’t have a solution yet that jumps out and says, ‘That’s the answer,’” said Stacey Hodge, director of the Office of Freight Mobility at the DOT. MORE>

B37 bus service has been RESTORED!!

Via CB7’s Facebook page and CM Sara Gonzalez’s office:

Due to the efforts of the Restore the B37 Coalition, the B37 bus service has been RESTORED!! This comes at a critical time as the Montague Street Tunnel will be under construction from August 2 to October 2014 to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy which affects the R & G lines. This restoration will also provide a much needed access for local residents along 3rd Avenue to get to work in Bay Ridge, Sunset Park and Downtown Brooklyn. We thank Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez, Councilman Vincent Gentile, UPROSE and the other members of the Restore the B37 Coalition for their collaborative efforts in restoring this much needed and sorely missed mode of transportation.

B37 via brooklynnews.com

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