Streetfilms: After Another Tragedy, Park Slope Residents Demand Safe Streets

Over 100 New Yorkers turned out this morning for an impromptu rally to demand that Mayor de Blasio take action to rein in reckless driving on Ninth Street in Park Slope.

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Over 100 New Yorkers turned out this morning for an impromptu rally to demand that Mayor de Blasio take action to rein in reckless driving on Ninth Street in Park Slope, where yesterday a motorist ran a red light, killed two small children and injured their mothers.

Organized by Doug Gordon, a.k.a. Brooklyn Spoke, the crowd gathered outside the Park Slope YMCA, where de Blasio works out most mornings. As Doug says, these folks are tired of excuses from DOT, which allots two lanes for parked cars on Ninth Street but says there isn’t room to designate space for bike lanes.

As you’ll see in the video, the protest got the mayor’s attention. Whether he’ll live up to his Vision Zero rhetoric remains to be seen.

  • Bluewndrpwrmlk96

    Way to go, Doug & Clarence!

    With this mayor, I think we’re just all waiting for his term to expire. It would have been better if he still went down there and not gone to the gym. Being driven everyday from Gracie Mansion to Park Slope to go the Y, does spinning for like 30 minutes or whatever, then addresses the crowd and pays his respects? I mean what a tool, take a day off to solely do your civil duty. No need to treat the People like an afterthought, directly to their faces!

  • Vooch

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