Assemblyman Joseph Lentol asks for lower speed limit in 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

McGuinness Boulevard, Kent Avenue and Park Avenue have the most problems when it comes to speeders.

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. 

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

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 Brooklyn asked residents who their favorite 1 Word on the Street: Presidents Day
A man is accused of an armed robbery 2 Man accused of armed robbery at Brownsville beauty supply store
3 12 on Health: Foods that help fight diseases
News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen visited Leonardo's Pizza in 4 Tasty Tuesday: DIY pizza
Class One Gym in Park Slope offers twice-monthly 5 Park Slope gym offers self-defense classes for women

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE