This week the Make Lafayette Avenue Safer campaign made a presentation to Community Board 2′s transportation committee and ultimately gained the committee’s support to pursue adding a bike lane and other street calming measures to Lafayette Avenue. The group has signatures of support from 1,600 residents. Suggestions for traffic calming include widening painted crosswalks and adding signage for cars and bikes to yield to pedestrians. The committee voted almost unanimously in support of undertaking a DOT-requested traffic study for the improvements. Hilda Cohen, who presented the proposal, had the following to say: “Since one community member noted that the 2011 DOT bike map already has Lafayette as a proposed bike lane, and since the DOT proposal that was not presented saw last year could still be feasible, [the bike lane] may happen sooner rather than later.” The organization plans to make a presentation to Community Board 3 in Bed Stuy and push for a community meeting with the DOT. There’s more info here about volunteering for the campaign.
Closing Bell: Make Lafayette Avenue Safer [Brownstoner]
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