This letter will be sent to:
Your Department of Transportation borough commissioner
I am writing you today to request the protection of a Neighborhood Slow Zone where I live in ____________________________.
Neighborhood Slow Zones are intended to reduce driver speeds to 10 to 15 miles per hour across an entire neighborhood, by designing neighborhood “gateways” with curb extensions and signage, as well as the implementation of speed humps and other traffic calming devices, to prevent speeding cars. These effects translate to fewer crashes —children are less likely to be struck by cars in neighborhood slow zones. Every New Yorker deserves the protection of this potent deterrent -- even 5 mph makes the difference between life and death. I want people where I live and commute to be safe. Thank you. I look forward to hearing back about my request.