May 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD
For most of the year 2013, numerous members of the community, including Community Board 1, held several meetings and walking tours with the city DOT, and came up with specific plans to make the streets of BPC safer. Then, for unknown reasons, the BPCA recently instructed the DOT to not go forward with those plans, despite several pedestrians and crossing guards being struck by cars in 2014.
We attended the May 6th BPCA meeting and asked Chairman Dennis Mehiel why his BPCA put a halt to the DOT street safety plans. He refused to explain, using the cover of “We are going into executive session”.