Proposed Speed Humps in Windsor Terrace
Tuesday, October 13th, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Speeding has been an ongoing problem on many streets in Windsor Terrace. To increase pedestrian, bicyclist, and driver safety, drivers must slow down.
Speed humps (NOT bumps) are a traffic-calming measure often used to resolve the problem. A speed hump is not a speed bump. It's a gradual rise in the road that's designed to slow vehicles down to between fifteen and twenty miles per hour. A hump is three to four inches high and up to twenty feet long.
After speed humps were installed at three schools in Seattle, according to the that city's Department of Transportation,
"the percent of drivers exceeding the speed limit decreased more than 70%. Perhaps more impressive, the percent driving more than 10 mph over the speed limit decreased by more than 80%."In August, Community Board 7's Transportation Committee met to consider a request for fifteen additional speed humps for Windsor Terrace. They didn't reach a decision.
A follow-up meeting of the committee was necessary, and it's scheduled for October 13th. The meeting is open to the public; residents will have an opportunity to voice their opinions to committee members about the proposed speed humps.
The presence of residents at the meeting is important, but if you aren't able to get there, you can still write about your experiences as a pedestrian, bicyclist, and driver and your desire to have the speed humps installed. Send your e-mail to the community board at bk07 @ cb.nyc.gov.
After reaching a decision, the Transportation Committee will make a recommendation to the full community board. The board will then vote on the recommendation. If the committee and then the board vote in favor of the humps, the New York City Department of Transportation will install them.
The proposed speed humps would be located at
- Vanderbilt Street between Prospect Park Southwest and McDonald Avenue (3),
- Seeley Street between Prospect Park Southwest and McDonald Avenue (3),
- Terrace Place between Prospect Park Southwest and Prospect Avenue(2),
- Windsor Place between 11th Avenue and Terrace Place (2),
- 19th Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and Seeley Street,
- 18th Street between Terrace Place and Seeley Street,
- Sherman Street between 11th Avenue and Terrace Place,
- Prospect Avenue between Seeley Street and Vanderbilt Street, and
- Kermit Place between Caton Place and Caton Avenue.
You can sign a petition to Community Board 7 to encourage its members to vote in favor of the speed humps.
Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Church
245 Prospect Park West
between Prospect Avenue and Windsor Place
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
Enter Shepherd's Hall through the parking lot next to the church.
Hosted by Windsor Terrace Safe Streets