NYS Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) praised Mayor de Blasio and the NYC DOT on Tuesday for its plan to install new speed bumps and enhanced crosswalks along 21st Avenue. NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg joined Hikind to tour 21st Avenue last year to evaluate what safety improvements could be made. Hikind praised Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Trottenberg for their “incredible response” to the safety concerns of the community.
“We are thrilled that Mayor de Blasio and the NYC DOT have addressed the safety concerns we raised on our walk-through of 21st Avenue,” Hikind said. “I am proud that our mayor and NYC DOT have been so incredibly responsive throughout this entire process. The installment of these speed bumps and enhanced crosswalks demonstrate NYC’s full commitment to improving safety for pedestrians and motorists alike. I look forward to working with the City DOT to promote safety in our neighborhoods.”
In addition to the changes slated for 21st Avenue, the NYC DOT is also planning to install enhanced crosswalks at 57th St. and 17th Ave., providing “yield to pedestrian” traffic signage at the intersection.
“I want to thank Borough Commissioner Keith Bray, Councilman David Greenfield, Community Board 12 Chairman Yidel Perlstein and District Manager Barry Spitzer, as well as Avrumi Tabak and Chesky Klein for their efforts in improving safety in our community.”