PS 42 Requesting Speed Bumps and Stop Signs on Hester

Posted on: March 16th, 2012 at 6:44 am by

PS 42 elementary school at 71 Hester Street is worried about the traffic patterns outside the institution.  As it stands, this southern section of Orchard Street has seen an uptick in congestion of late, and the community is proactively working to establish safety upgrades. Fingers are directly pointed at the Allen Street Mall construction just a block away and the reduced lanes on Allen as probable causes.

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Some of these concerned parents attended CB3’s transportation committee meeting Wednesday night to gain support for a two-pronged solution. To establish a four-way stop at the intersection of Orchard and Hester Streets, and a pair of speed bumps on Hester/Orchard, and Hester/Ludlow. Both measures would significantly reduce the likelihood of motorists flooring it through the neighborhood.

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Community Board 3 unanimously ruled in favor of asking the DOT to determine whether the aforementioned traffic measures warrant consideration. But before the DOT can even hear the issue, PS 42 still needs to officially document the concerns.

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