New speed bumps will be coming to Boro Park’s 21st Ave. between 53rd and 57th streets by the end of this summer, Councilman David Greenfield announced on Tuesday.
The traffic calmers will be installed to increase safety in the neighborhood, particularly at 53rd Street, where 21st Ave. abruptly turns into Dahill Road and 57th Street. Greenfield said that his office has received calls about this junction for years.
“What really worries me is the number of schools in the area and yeshivah children getting dropped off and picked up along 21st Avenue,” Greenfield said. “Right now, many drivers speed because it’s a cemetery. That’s dangerous.”