The Q at Parkside

(for those for whom the Parkside Q is their hometrain)

News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Flatbush Makes the List

De Blasio's Vision Zero targets for improvements the 9% of roads that cause half the traffic deaths. A cool map of those roads is in the Daily News:

Perhaps I don't need to point out, though, that while it sounds like a big deal that 9% causes 50%, the roads with the most traffic deaths are...the roads with the most traffic. If anything, I'm surprised that it's not MORE than half. Just sayin'

1 comment:

Alex said...

I read (skimmed) the full report, seems promising but it didn't get too specific about what they plan to do. I don't have a lot of hope given that they gave up on traffic calming on our northern section of Flatbush.

As a related sidebar, there was an at least 3 car accident at Lefferts and Washington yesterday. There was another serious accident not long ago in the same spot. While the police were clearing the scene (at least one car looked totaled), cars were still entering the gas station by driving the wrong way down Washington and driving over the sidewalk.