Al Jones

Vision Zero redesign comes after deadly crash in Park Slope

August 23, 2018 - 10:28 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- City officials were in Park Slope on Thursday, taking a look at the new design for 9th Street.

Work on the Vision Zero redesign will continue through mid-September, as the city moves at high speed to curb dangerous drivers along a one mile stretch of road, and make it safer for families to maneuver.

Crossing distances are being shortened, and bike lanes are being added to prevent double parking.

Brian and his family weren't sure what impact the changes would have.

"There needs to be a crackdown on reckless drivers, and I think that there needs to be more done around that. Street design is one thing, but there are a lot of motorists out there who are reckless and irresponsible, that needs to change," he said.

Painted pedestrian islands with plastic posts are meant to force drivers to slow down.

The street was the scene of a horrendous crash in March that claimed the lives of two small children and an unborn baby.