WINDSOR TERRACE — More than a dozen new speed humps could be coming soon to neighborhood streets as part of the city's push to improve pedestrian safety.
The Department of Transportation will unveil plans at the Aug. 3 Community Board 7 Transportation Committee meeting for 15 speed humps on Windsor Place, Terrace Place, Sherman Street, Seeley Street, Vanderbilt Street, Prospect Avenue, 18th Street, 19th Street and Kermit Place.
"The speed humps are part of a larger school safety oriented plan for Windsor Terrace and Kensington," a DOT spokesman said.
The agency recently added new signs and speed humps on Albemarle Road and put a new crossing guard outside the massive pre-K center in the old Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School on 19th Street and 10th Avenue.
“We’ve still got a long way to go toward a ‘Vision Zero’ NYC — where no one is killed or seriously injured in traffic crashes — but, by working together, we are making some very good progress," said City Councilman Brad Lander, who represents the area, in a recent blog post about the safety initiative.
Community Board 7 has been skeptical of some of DOT's traffic calming proposals. The board recently objected to a plan to remove lanes from Caton Avenue because it would mean the loss of five parking spots. The board ultimately voted to approve the lane removal after Lander spoke in favor of it.
The board nixed a proposal for a speed bump on 11th Avenue between Prospect Avenue and Sherman Street in 2013 after area concerns.
The Aug. 2 meeting won't be the neighborhood's only chance to weigh in on the speed busting bumps. Community Board 7 will also hold a public meeting on the proposal in September, said district manager Jeremy Laufer.
Laufer said he had only heard anecdotal reports of speeding in Windsor Terrace, and that he would ask to see the DOT's speeding data for each of the 15 proposed speed bump locations.
Community Board 7's Transportation Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 3 at Shepherd's Hall at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 245 Prospect Park West.