Monday, October 21, 2013

Assemblyman Luis R. Sepulveda obtains DOT approval for Slow Zones in Parkchester

  As many are aware, speeding is a major cause of vehicular deaths and accidents throughout the country. In fact, speeding accounts for 31% of automobile accidents.

It is pertinent that more drivers, particularly in populous areas in our district begin to slow down. Parkchester is a high traffic prone area. Cars enter and exit the nearby Cross Bronx Expressway into the area at high velocity. Not only is it a commercial area, but it also hosts many of the district's schools.

In an effort to prevent vehicular accidents from occurring, I contacted the Department of Transportation in May 2013 to request slow zones in the area. By installing slow zones, it forces drivers to be more cautious when entering residential streets.

The safety of the local residents is important to me. I am proud to state that the DOT has approved the request and the project will be completed in 2015. The speed zones will be installed within the area that borders East Tremont Avenue, Castle Hill Avenue, and White Plains Road.

I am confident that these changes will positively affect the prevalence of speed related accidents in my area. If you have questions concerning this matter, please contact the district office at (718) 931 2620.


District Office: 1973 Westchester Ave. Bronx, NY 10462

Phone: 718- 931- 2620/

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