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Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter.

Posted by BrooklynBus on Sat Jan 14 19:18:32 2017, in response to Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter., posted by New Flyer #857 on Fri Jan 13 09:41:48 2017.

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You shouldn't base your experience only on areas of the city you are familiar with. Where I live you can drive and not see a single pedestrian for five blocks or more and that is during the day. At night there are even fewer pedestrians around.

And the limit does not tend to be higher on many of those streets. You practically never see a pedestrian on Knapp Street between Avenue Y and Harkness Avenue, a distance of almost a half mile, because there is nothing there but a sewage treatment plant on both sides of the street with practically no parked cars on either side of the street. Yet the speed limit there is still 25 mph which is absolutely insane because 40 mph is perfectly safe there.

As for the section of Flatbush you are speaking of, before Vision Zero, the speed limit there was 45 mph and yes cars frequently traveled it at 50 mph and I can't recall hearing of a single accident there in the past 40 years.

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