BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The city of buffalo is now accepting applications for the Slow Streets Program. It is a program dedicated to reducing the speed of cars in residential neighborhoods.
“A car is a weapon, and if you use it improperly the weapon can hurt somebody," council member of the Lovejoy district Richard Fontana said.
Complaints of speeding and unsafe driving is not new to the city of buffalo. In 2017, Mayor Brown put up six electric speed signs and ten temporary speed bumps in neighborhoods with high speeding complaints. But this project, is a more permanent solution.
Two to four neighborhoods will undergo traffic calming measures that best suit their neighborhood’s needs. That could mean they get speed bumps, mini traffic circles, chicanes, diverters and more.
To have your neighborhood considered, you must fill out an application. Each application must be signed by at least 24 members of your neighborhood. There also must be a map that draws out your proposed neighborhood zone and the name of that zone as well as point person of contact must also be added to the application as well. Lastly, you will need letter of support from the council member of your district.
These applications are due September 30 and each point person will be notified if their neighborhood is chosen. For more information, click here.