Sunday, April 9, 2017


UPDATE: On June 15th, at its third reading, the bill was amended; the amended bill calls for the speed to be increased from 25 mph to 35 mph.The number of the bill was changed from S5170 to S5170A.

On June 21st, the bill was committed to the Rules Committee.

On July 20th, Senator Felder met with four constituents who are members of the grassroots activist group New York State 17th District for Progress. He informed them that he isn't going to pursue the bill.

He said "I thought a lot about that bill as a result of different feedback," he said. "I’ve spoken to people personally and I’ve decided to drop the bill."


Speed Limit Increase Protest
Today, Sunday, April 9th, 2:00 p.m.
Pedestrians are 74 percent more likely to be killed if they’re struck by vehicles traveling at 30 MPH than 25 MPH*, so why does your state senator want to increase the speed limit on Ocean Parkway?
Ask him.
Join local residents as they oppose State Senator Simcha Felder's proposed legislation, S5170) to increase the speed limit on Ocean Parkway (New York State Route 908H) from 25 mph to 30 mph. Distribute flyers to constituents in his district, State Senate District 17. The organizers will provide all of the material.

Meet today--Sunday, April 9th--at 2:00 p.m., at 424 E. 9th Street (map), right off Cortelyou Road. Participants will split into separate groups to distribute flyers.