Day # 13: This Is What Traffic Calming Looks Like By Brooklyn’s Newest Elementary School


DITMAS PARK — The new P.S.889/ M.S. 890 has been open at 510 Coney Island Avenue for two weeks now, and conditions around the school have improved only marginally. We wrote last week, that all that was added were No Standing School Zone and four tapes counting traffic.

Over the weekend, two School Zone signs have been added on Coney Island Avenue, though at least one is rather obscured by bus stop signs and completely obscured while a bus is stopped at the bus stop.

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The other excellent addition is the beginnings of marked crosswalks. Though it does look more like a neighbor may have taken it upon themselves to paint the crossings at Hinckley and Turner Places parallel to Coney Island Avenue.

The tapes counting traffic are gone.

Now let’s see how quickly and what solutions will be proposed to make sure there are safe routes to this school that is located on a truck route and surrounded by gas stations, drive through fast food restaurants, car washes and car repair shops.

Our previous coverage: 

One Week Later – Still No Traffic Safety Measures By PS889 / MS890

P.S. 889 Day #3 – Still No Traffic Safety Improvements

Danger And Chaos, As A New School Opens In Brooklyn (Updated)

New School Set To Open In Fall – No Safe Way To Get There

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  1. That blue pickup truck parked in front of Malibu bears no license plate, but it’s been there for years, parked day and night. It’s a wonder that the police and Sanitation Department have never noticed it.


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