Park Slope community asks for traffic safety

Community members in Park Slope spoke at a town hall meeting Tuesday asking for more traffic safety after the death of a 12-year-old in October

Community members say that more police patrolling for speeding and lowering the speed limit in the area from 30 mph to 20 mph on residential streets would make traffic safer in the area.

Community members say that more police patrolling for speeding and lowering the speed limit in the area from 30 mph to 20 mph on residential streets would make traffic safer in the area. (12/3/13)

PARK SLOPE - Community members in Park Slope spoke at a town hall meeting Tuesday asking for more traffic safety after the death of a 12-year-old in October on Prospect Park West.

Samuel Cohen was killed after he was struck by a van. Community members believe speed played a factor in the crash and now they are calling for change.

Community members say that more police patrols and lowering the speed limit in the area from 30 mph to 20 mph on residential streets would make traffic safer in the area.

Some at the meeting were in support of the Safe Streets Act, a bill that also calls for lower speed limits. The Council's Transportation Committee is working to pass that bill. 

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