To address traffic safety issues raised by over 100 Kensington neighbors in a survey conducted by Councilmember Brad Lander, the Department of Transportation now proposes a multi-part safety plan for a five-block stretch of Albemarle Road, from McDonald to Ocean. It will present its plan to the Community Board 12 Transportation Committee on Tuesday, February 25 at 6pm and request its support.
Under consideration at the hearing is whether two speed bumps and new signage should be added to reduce traffic speed. To improve visibility, the DOT has already installed “no standing” signs at two high-injury corners, at E 3rd and E 4th Streets. To further curtail fast moving cars, the DOT also plans to narrow the travel lanes and widen the parking lane on Albemarle Road once the weather warms up.
Councilmember Lander encourages the public — especially Kensington residents — to show up and speak.
The Transportation Committee hearing will be followed by a regularly scheduled meeting of CB 12 at 7pm. Both will take place at the Amico Senior Citizens’ Center, 5901 13th Avenue, 3rd Floor, in Borough Park. Call CB 12 at 718-851-0800 for more information.
The B16 bus from Kensington will drop you off at 55th Street and 13th Avenue. Walk toward 60th for the center. Or you can take the D train to 55th Street or the N to New Utrecht Avenue and again walk toward 60th Street.