Last night at the Community Board Two meeting, Council Member Steve Levin’s Chief of Staff Ashley Thompson announced to the board that the Boerum Hill Slow Zone would be installed in a few months. That means the speed will be reduced from 30 mph to 20 mph and the DOT will install “slow zone” signage, all meant to discourage cars from zipping through the neighborhood as a shortcut to the East River bridges. According to CB2, the DOT will also install 15 new speed bumps, pictured above in yellow. There were only five existing speed bumps in the area, which are pictured in grey. If you are interested in learning more about proposed speed bump sites, the DOT will present to the Community Board Two transportation committee at 6 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 180 Remsen Street. Once everything is installed, this will be the first slow zone in all of Brooklyn.
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