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Eyes on the Street: Traffic Calming, 20 MPH Zone at Williamsbridge Oval
Posted By Stephen Miller On August 23, 2013 @ 3:27 pm In DOT,Eyes on the Street,Parks,Pedestrian Infrastructure,Pedestrian safety,The Bronx,Traffic Calming,Walking | 4 Comments
Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem isn’t the only green space receiving traffic calming improvements  this summer. In the Bronx, Friends of the Williamsbridge Oval waged a fight with DOT  to get crosswalks and pedestrian space near their park in the Norwood neighborhood. Now, a plan [PDF ] presented to Community Board 7 this spring  has been implemented.
The improvements include a 20 mph speed limit, expanded pedestrian space at intersections, crosswalks connecting to park entrances, additional on-street parking, and new signage. The 20 mph speed limit could be extended to the rest of the neighborhood if local leaders persevere in their effort to receive a Slow Zone  from DOT.
Although there is still illegal idling in the area by ambulance drivers, Friends of the Williamsbridge Oval member and Norwood resident Elisabeth von Uhl is thrilled with the changes. ”Finally, our streets are safer and our park is safer,” she told Streetsblog in an e-mail.
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 receiving traffic calming improvements: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/08/21/eyes-on-the-street-safer-streets-around-marcus-garvey-park/
 waged a fight with DOT: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/08/28/bronx-parks-group-presses-dot-for-commitment-to-ped-safety-fixes/
 PDF: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/2013-04-reservoir-oval-bx-cb7.pdf
 presented to Community Board 7 this spring: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/04/23/after-long-wait-williamsbridge-oval-slated-for-pedestrian-upgrades/
 effort to receive a Slow Zone: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/01/30/as-norwood-waits-for-dot-ped-safety-fixes-at-park-is-slow-zone-a-solution/
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