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 the lower speed limit. A DOT representative advised the Civic Council that similar measures on other neighborhood streets are not planned yet.
The Civic Council is encouraged that DOT is working within its existing authority to reduce vehicular travel speeds in our community. More work needs to be done, and the Civic Council will encourage the City and our elected officials to take more such steps in furtherance of safe streets and Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero.