Jan 242013
 
Photo courtesy of the office of Councilman Vincent Gentile.

Image courtesy of the office of Councilman Vincent Gentile.

Tired of trying to navigate intersections with the little ones in tow while dodging aggressive drivers?

According to the office of City Councilman Vincent Gentile, crossing one Bay Ridge street should soon be a whole lot safer.

Gentile says that after working on the issue with DOT officials, they have given the go ahead for a so-called “Slow Zone” on Ridge Boulevard between 86th Street and 91st Street.

“I just spoke with the Dept. of Transportation’s School Safety Unit and they have agreed to install new beacon lights and safety signs in this area very soon,” Councilman Gentile said. “While there is more to be done, this is a step in the right direction towards making our streets a place where we can all coexist safely.”