Advocates at Vision Zero town hall meeting in Crown Heights want more safety measures on Atlantic Avenue
CROWN HEIGHTS - Advocacy groups at Thursday's town hall meeting on Vision Zero called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to make safety on Atlantic Avenue a priority.
Vision Zero is the city's plan to reduce traffic deaths by reducing the citywide speed limit to 25 mph, impose stiffer penalties for driving dangerously and improving safety on roads.
People at the town hall meeting say Atlantic Avenue is one of the most dangerous and deadly roads in Brooklyn and should be prioritized.
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Nonprofit organization Transportation Alternatives says in the past decade more than 100 people were injured and killed on Atlantic Avenue.
City Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo (D-Brooklyn) and representatives of the Department of Transportation were at the meeting at Medgar Evers College in Crown Heights. Another meeting will be held on April 1 at Borough Hall.