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NYC DOT: Make Boerum Hill a Safer Neighborhood
  • Petitioning Janette Sadik-Khan

This petition will be delivered to:

Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation
Janette Sadik-Khan

NYC DOT: Make Boerum Hill a Safer Neighborhood

    1. Petition by

      New York City Councilmember Stephen Levin

The intersection of Pacific Street and Court Street on the border of Boerum Hill and Cobble Hill has always been a dangerous corner.

Delivery trucks and double-parked cars on Court Street create congestion and hinder visibility for motorists and pedestrians alike. Cars turning left from Pacific Street must crane to see southbound traffic on Court Street, while also looking for pedestrians crossing the roadway. For pedestrians traveling from Cobble Hill to Boerum Hill, there is no place to safely cross Court Street.

Limited visibility and a multitude of distractions in the congested area have been the cause of many accidents, fender-benders, and near-misses at this corner. That's why we are calling on DOT to do a full study of the Pacific Street and Court Street intersection and immediately implement traffic mitigation measures that increase visibility and create safe pedestrian crossings.

We must keep our streets safe and take action to protect everyone who lives in and visits Boerum Hill.

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Donna Sturm BROOKLYN, NY
      • 9 months ago

      That is a very busy and dangerous corner, especially since Trader Joe's opened on Court and Atlantic streets.

    • Lisa Mann BROOKLYN, NY
      • 9 months ago

      We are a waltking city - the health of our city depends on the well-being of our walkers.

    • Grace Ray BROOKLYN, NY
      • 9 months ago

      We are concerned about aggressive car driving and the need for pedestrian safety

    • Carmel Dato NEW YORK, NY
      • 9 months ago


    • Christie Petrone BROOKLYN, NY
      • 9 months ago

      I often cross at this intersection with my dogs and my child in a stroller.


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