Community Traffic Calming Coming to Brooklyn

Streetsblog reports that a community-driven traffic calming project, similar to that profiled in a previous post on Portland, Oregon’s Village Building Convergence, will happen here in Brooklyn this summer. It is unfortunate that the choice of location, Third Avenue and Baltic Street, is motivated by tragedy (a four-year-old boy was killed there by a Hummer in February); it is outrageous that the Department of Transportation pledged to build its own traffic calming improvements along this stretch of Third Avenue in 2004, after two boys were killed several blocks away, and never followed through.

So now that the community will be taking the initiative for making its own streets safer, we can envision a Brooklyn version of the picture below:

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photo by StreetFilms

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