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Fort Greene-Clinton Hill Leads the Way in 'Slow Zone' Requests

Not one, but two 20 mph speed limit applications under consideration.

When it comes to roadway safety, it seems Fort Greene-Clinton Hill is well ahead of the curve.

According to Streetsblog.org, as the deadline for "slow zone" requests to the city Department of Transportation loomed last week, the area was poised to become the first in the five boroughs to submit two separate applications.

The first, in Fort Greene, is bounded by Park Avenue to the north, Lafayette Avenue to the south, Ashland Place/Navy Street to the west and Vanderbilt Avenue to the east.

The second consists of Park Avenue to the north, Greene Avenue to the south, Vanderbilt Avenue to the west and Classon Avenue to the east in Clinton Hill.

A "slow zone" designates an area with a speed limit of 20 mph. Elsewhere on city streets the speed limit is 30 mph, unless otherwise posted.

“It didn’t seem fair to exclude one neighborhood,” said Laura MacNeil of The Fort Greene Association, a primary backer of both requests.

At a meeting of Community Board's Transportation Committee last month, FGA also pushed for  on Lafayette Avenue through Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

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