Fergie, the Black Eyed Peas' comely female singer, has also championed humps in her beloved "nocturne" composition "My Humps." It stands to reason that Fergie also champions traffic calming measures, particularly given the prevalence of small children and the elderly both on her block and among her most rabid of fans.
The letter from Claudette Workman at DOT went thusly:
Dear Madam:This is in response to your e-mail requesting the installation of a speed bump on Winthrop Street from Bedford to Flatbush Avenues.The New York City Department of Transportation conducted an investigation to determine the feasibility and need of installing a speed hump at this location. Factors such as a physical inventory of the street, travel speed and vehicular volume were all taken into consideration in making our determination. Based upon our evaluation of the data collected we have concluded that this is a good candidate location for the installation of a speed hump. We will forward this location to our city-wide speed hump crew so that it can be added to their list of pending installations for Brooklyn which will be scheduled.The safety of our residents is of primary concern to the NYCDOT. Your participation in transportation issues which affect your community is greatly appreciated.