Assemblyman Joseph Lentol asks for lower speed limit in Brooklyn

McGuinness Boulevard, Kent Avenue and Park Avenue have the most problems when it comes to speeders. (1/29/14)

BROOKLYN - A Brooklyn state assemblyman is hoping a lower speed limit will make some Greenpoint streets safer. 

Assemblyman Joseph Lentol sent a letter to the city's Department of Transportation requesting 20 mph speed zones on several streets known for accidents.

Lentol says that within District 50, McGuinness Boulevard, Kent Avenue and Park Avenue have the most problems when it comes to speeders. 

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The request comes on the heels of Mayor de Blasio's "Vision Zero" plan aimed at reducing pedestrian fatalities. 

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