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Tonight: Make Lafayette Avenue Safer

January 17, 2012

Photo via Gersh Kuntzman

Last year, DOT withdrew its plan to extend the existing cycle path on Lafayette Avenue from Fulton Street to Broadway after opposition from Community Board 2.  Since then, more than 1,400 people have signed a petition asking the board to reconsider.  Tonight, Community Board 2’s Transportation Committee will revisit the issue at 6 pm at St. Francis College.  (180 Remsen Street between Court and Clinton Streets in Brooklyn Heights.)

“I’m hoping that the community board is going to listen to the community,” said Hilda Cohen, who collected the signatures with Alexandra Loxton as part of the “Make Lafayette Avenue Safer” campaign. “There may be personal opinions on the board, but it’s their role to listen.”

If I’ve learned anything, it’s that showing up is the key to making our streets safer.  If you live, work, or commute in the area, please be there to lend your support.

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