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Two steps back

June 18, 2013

In a roundup titled “Progress Being Made on the Region’s Most Dangerous Roads,” the Tri-State Transportation Campaign notes one exception:

Although New York City has led the way in making roads safer for all users in recent years, there have been some setbacks in the efforts to make one of New York City’s most dangerous roads safer for walking.

In Park Slope, Brooklyn, an initiative by New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz to transform Fourth Avenue from one of the City’s most dangerous roads into “Brooklyn Boulevard” has faced opposition from some members of Community Board 6, which voted down NYCDOT’s plan to reduce speeding and provide more space for pedestrians on the 1.4-mile stretch of Fourth Avenue in Park Slope, despite broad community support for the plan. Other segments of the plan have been implemented in Sunset Park and in Bay Ridge; Community Board 10 is expected to vote on its section of the plan tonight.

When people view Marty Markowitz as more progressive on transportation than a community board, you know something is wrong.

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