Tuesday, August 27, 2013

PEDESTRIANS IN DANGER AT CATON AND MCDONALD: A MEETING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD WITH PUBLIC OFFICIALS


Pedestrian Safety at Caton at McDonald:
 A Meeting of Neighbors, the DOT, and the NYPD
Wednesday, August 28th, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

At a public meeting tomorrow in Brooklyn Prospect Charter School, Windsor Terrace and Kensington residents will be able to talk with the Brooklyn Borough Commissioner for the Department of Transportation, a representative from the 72nd Police Precinct, and Assemblymember Jim Brennan, who is holding this open forum.

The conversation will be about how dangerous the intersection at Caton and McDonald avenues is for pedestrians of all ages and abilities. Troy Martin, whose son was hit by an electric delivery bicycle as they were crossing Caton together (Child Struck at High-risk Intersection), wants a crossing guard stationed there.

Have you ever witnessed an accident there? Vehicles breezing through red lights? Cars or trucks blocking a crosswalk so that pedestrians have to walk in a lane of traffic? Any other kind of dangerous driving? Please go to the meeting to tell your story and urge the officials to help us cross in safety.

Anyone who can't attend the meeting is invited to put their thoughts and observations in an e-mail and send it to Mary Kay Seery, Assemblymember Brennan's legislative aide (seerym @ assembly . state . ny . us).


Meeting location:

Brooklyn Prospect Charter School
(in the building that used to be Immaculate Heart of Mary School)
3002 Fort Hamilton Parkway, between E. 2nd and E. 3rd streets

Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

Go to the Fort Hamilton Parkway entrance to the school where Ms. Seery will direct you to the meeting room.