Friday, December 13, 2013


On Albemarle Road, from McDonald Avenue to Ocean Parkway, measures are going to be taken to improve safety, reports our City Councilmember Brad Lander. The Department of Transportation will 

  • encourage slower driving speeds by narrowing the traffic lanes,
  • slow down traffic by installing two speed humps, and
  • improve visibility by installing "no standing" signs at the highest injury locations (which have already been added).

Brad writes to his constituents:
You asked. They listened.
The stretch of Albemarle Road in Kensington (between Ocean Parkway & McDonald Avenue) is a big safety concern for our community. Speeding is prevalent, putting pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers at risk. This year alone, there have been ten crashes on this corridor, including a two-car collision at East 2nd Street just last week.
After a year of community advocacy, I am happy to announce that New York City Department of Transportation has put forward a plan to improve safety along the street.
Thank you for speaking out, and thanks to the Department of Transportation for listening. Neighbors put safety proposals forward through Participatory Budgeting, nearly 100 neighbors filled out our Albemarle Road safety survey, and the Albemarle Neighborhood Association and Community Board 12 kept the pressure up. Together, we pushed for these changes.
The Department of Transportation’s planned improvements include narrowing lanes to encourage slower speeds, improving visibility by installing “no standing” signs at the highest injury locations (which have already been added), and installing two speed humps along the stretch.
You will be able to learn more about the plan at the January Community Board 12 meeting.
We have made big strides for safer streets throughout the district this year – from Hicks Street in Cobble Hill, to 4th Avenue in Park Slope, to Church Avenue in Kensington. I look forward to talking the next step with you at Albemarle Road.
Serving the neighborhoods of 
Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope,  
Windsor Terrace, 
Borough Park, and Kensington
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Brooklyn, NY 11215