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Join the Atlantic Avenue Pedestrian Safety Walk on Saturday, April 29

On Sunday April 16th, a member of our community, Katherine Harris, was killed crossing Atlantic Avenue at Clinton Street. She was hit by a drunk driver who sped through the light heading towards the BQE. This is not the first neighbor we have lost. Since 2013, four pedestrians have been killed at this exact intersection. Elected officials and fellow community organizations have sent a letter urging the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) to implement meaningful pedestrian safety and traffic calming efforts on Atlantic Avenue as soon as possible. Requests include raising the crosswalks where Atlantic Avenue intersects with Hicks, Henry, and Clinton Streets; installing mid-block traffic lights; redesigning pedestrian crossings; extending the curbs at intersections; and redesigning the sidewalk and pedestrian space around the BQE entrance and exit ramps.

Click here to read the full letter, signed by the CHA, Councilmembers Lincoln Restler & Shahana Hanif, State Senator Andrew Gounardes, Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon, the Atlantic Avenue BID, the Boerum Hill Association, and the Brooklyn Heights Association.

On Saturday April 29th at 12 pm, all are invited to join community leaders for a walk up Atlantic Avenue to rally for necessary safety changes and to commemorate those impacted by traffic violence. The walk will begin at Furman and Atlantic, and end at Times Plaza (Flatbush and Atlantic). RSVP here.

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