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Calling for a Tompkins Square/Alphabet City Slow Zone

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On May 31, I was joined by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, New York State Senator Daniel Squadron, New York State Assembly Member Brian Kavanagh, and New York City Councilmember Rosie Mendez in sending a letter to the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) in support of Tompkins Square Park & Playground Parents’ Association’s application for a neighborhood slow zone. As CB3 knows, a slow zone in this area would reduce the speed limit for motor vehicles from 30 to 20 miles per hour which, according to DOT, would reduce traffic-related accidents and pedestrian injuries. I commend CB3 member and Tompkins Square Park & Playground Parents’ Association  founder Chad Marlow for submitting this application to DOT and for his tireless efforts surrounding pedestrian safety. Please see our letter below.