June 22: Outreach with 94th Precinct
June 23, 2011
On Wednesday June 22 Transportation Alternatives Bicycle Ambassadors joined forces with NYPD's 94th Precinct to promote safer streets for biking, walking and driving in Williamsburg Brooklyn.
Special Thanks to Captain Komar who reached out to coordinate this event! Several officers worked with our team distributing flyers to pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers at N6th St. and Kent Ave.
With a high rate of crashes at this intersection, safety is the main concern of everyone involved. Communication is the first step to safer streets! Many residents and cyclists stopped to listen and talk about how we can all work better together.
While most drivers did not have the opportunity to join in the conversation, receiving a flyer and some words of advice is a great way to get the message across.
Officer Henry of the crime prevention unit registered bikes and etched them for identification. If you live in the 94th's boundaries you can call (718) 383-3879 to get your bike registered. Leave your number or email and he will set up an appointment with you at the 94th: 100 Meserole Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11222
Double sided flyers distributed to motorists:
We also handed out Biking Rules booklets!
Many joined the conversation. People expressed their issues including proper road signage, pedestrian/bike/car attitudes and actions. All agreed that everyone needs to work on following the rules of the road to make a safer environment.
We will be working with the 94th and other Precincts in the future, also reaching out to city agencies about the best ways to avoid crashes.
Let's work together and get there safely!
Submitted by kevin on June 23, 2011 - 10:07am.