Slow Zones

Safer Streets

Safer Streets Sometimes, out of terrible tragedies, something good emerges. A child’s life was lost on Prospect Park West – struck by a car – and his mother has been instrumental in trying to minimize the chance of something similar happening again in NYC. read more >>
  • Apr 5, 2015 by pscc

Vision Zero

Vision Zero Interactive Map can be viewed here  courtesy of NYC.gov Every year, approximately 4,000 New Yorkers are seriously injured and more than 250 are killed in traffic crashes. Being struck by a vehicle is the leading cause of injury-related death for children under 14, and the second leading cause for seniors. On average, vehicles seriously injure or […] read more >>
  • May 1, 2014 by pscc

City Reduces Speed Limit on Prospect Park West

City Reduces Speed Limit on Prospect Park West On January 17, 2014 the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) advised the Civic Council, elected officials, and others that it was reducing the speed limit on Prospect Park West from 30 MPH to 25 MPH and installing speed limit signs.  At the same time, DOT is changing the signal progression (timing) to support […] read more >>
  • Jan 20, 2014 by pscc

A Step Toward Slow Zones

A Step Toward Slow Zones After a spirited discussion of the pros and cons of the initiative — at our Jan. 21 community meeting and Feb. 2 Trustees Meeting — the Civic Council’s trustees voted in favor of an application for slow zones that would encompass Park Slope. read more >>
  • Feb 26, 2012 by pscc

Can Slow Zones Work in Park Slope?

Can Slow Zones Work in Park Slope? More than 75 people came to a Jan. 21 meeting organized by the Park Slope Civic Council to learn about neighborhood slow zones, an initiative that reduces the speed limit to 20 mph and adds safety measures within a select area in order to change driver behavior. read more >>
  • Jan 31, 2012 by pscc

Taking It Slow at Community Meeting

Taking It Slow at Community Meeting In the midst of the year’s first winter storm, residents of Park Slope and nearby communities got together not to complain about falling snow, but to explore how to take it slow. read more >>
  • Jan 31, 2012 by pscc

A More Livable (Streets) New Year

A More Livable (Streets) New Year The Civic Council’s Livable Streets Committee is gearing up for a very exciting — and productive — 2012. Our focus has been what happens on our community’s streets and sidewalks for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers alike. read more >>
  • Dec 14, 2011 by pscc