Parents review Vision Zero improvements in Borough Park

The Vision Zero initiative has been in place in one section of Borough Park for a few months now, garnering mostly positive reviews from parents.

News 12 Staff

Dec 21, 2018, 2:01 AM

Updated 1,948 days ago

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The Vision Zero initiative has been in place in one section of Borough Park for a few months now, garnering mostly positive reviews from parents.
Over the summer, the Department of Transportation changed the way cars drive along Ninth Avenue in Borough Park, saying the new flow should protect kids nearby.
The DOT branded 9th Avenue between 62nd and 66th streets a priority area, partially because of a large makeup of school children walking in the area.
Some of the main changes includes new signs that create one-way traffic and an extended sidewalk surrounding the school.
Crossing guards say the southbound-only road makes it easier to guide kids across the street. Some parents agree.
"Even the officer here ... they take care of everything, but before, people still used to speed. Now with one-way, we're good," says parent Mahmoud Mtrhji.
While the reviews seem to be mostly positive, some want to see a traffic light in the area.


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