Updated Version of DOT’s 9th Street Plan

Above is the latest version of DOT’s plan to improve pedestrian safety, install traffic-calming and stripe bike lanes on 9th Street in Park Slope.

If you like this plan and live or work within the boundaries of Community Board 6 or Park
Slope, or if you just use 9th Street as a pedestrian, motorist, cyclist or
bus rider, please take just a minute to fax in your support for DOT’s 9th Street plan.

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