Vision Zero issue packs Brooklyn Borough Hall
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An overflow crowd of Brooklyn residents and community organizers packed a town hall on Tuesday at Borough Hall to hear about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan to end traffic deaths and injuries.
It’s an issue that “has brought all New Yorkers together,” said City Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez (Washington Heights, Inwood), who chairs the Transportation Committee.
Grieving mother Rochelle Charles, whose five-year-old son Rashard was killed March 16 on Empire Boulevard in Crown Heights, shared the dais with officials and commissioners as the human face of the tragedy.
The multi-faceted plan includes stronger law enforcement, lower speed limits, street engineering and design changes, and campaigns to change driver and pedestrian behavior.