Sign the online petition to let DOT know you support safer, calmer streets through the creation of a Prospect Heights Slow Zone.
For years community groups have called on the NYC Department of Transportation for a comprehensive plan to calm traffic after a number of serious collisions on local streets that endangered both drivers and pedestrians. Once the Barclays Center opens in September, the influx of "cut-through" traffic from cars avoiding major roads will only make the situation worse.
Now, the DOT has created Neighborhood Slow Zones (NSZ), a new program that reduces the speed limit from 30 mph to 20 mph and adds safety features such as speed humps and neckdowns in order to change driver behavior. The ultimate goal of the Neighborhood Slow Zone program is to lower the incidence and severity of crashes and to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety. Slow Zones also seek to enhance quality of life by reducing cut-through traffic and traffic noise in residential neighborhoods.
The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council plans to submit an application for a Prospect Heights Slow Zone when it is due in early February. More information, including a map of the proposed zone, can be found on our website.