**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
OCTOBER 15, 2013
Contact: Aja Worthy-Davis (212) 788-7081
Council Member Letitia James Announces 2014 Clinton Hill Slow Zone
Crown Heights and Prospect Heights To Receive Slow Zones By 2016
(Brooklyn, NY)— On Friday, October 11, 2013, the NYC Department of Transportation’s Neighborhood Slow Zones Initiative announced five new slow zones for the City of New York, including one for Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.
The 2014 slow zones, which lower speed limits from 30 mph to 20 mph where needed (in addition to adding new signage, street markings, and speed bumps to city blocks) will help combat speeding in a Downtown Brooklyn area that is seeing increased commercial and residential development, as well as a sharp increase in bike riding.
Clinton Hill was selected for the program following strong community support. The administration also announced an additional 10 slow zones to be placed throughout the city— including the 35th District neighborhoods of Crown Heights and Prospect Heights, in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
For the 2014 slow zone, the area borders Lafayette Avenue to Fulton Street, and Washington Avenue stretching beyond Classon Avenue, extending two blocks into Bedford-Stuyvesant.
“I am pleased to announce the Clinton Hill Slow Zone,” said Council Member Letitia James. “Clinton Hill is beginning to experience record high traffic, on par with its neighbor Fort Greene. With numerous schools and day care centers that span this strip of Clinton Hill and Bedford-Stuyvesant, I hope that these traffic calming measures will create a safer community for all.”