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Bump OK’d for 114th Street

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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013 10:30 am

Community Board 9 unanimously approved a speed bump for a busy Richmond Hill street near the neighborhood’s high school Tuesday night.

The Rev. Jonnel Doris and his wife, Aisha, pastors at Full Gospel Assembly Church on 114th Street, had proposed the bump to be placed on the block between 89th and Atlantic avenues.

In a letter to the city Department of Transportation, the Rev. Doris said the traffic on the street poses a danger to teenagers coming to and from Richmond Hill High School, located directly across 114th Street from the church.

“They felt it to be a very dangerous situation,” said Andrea Crawford, CB 9’s transportation committee chairwoman, at Tuesday’s CB 9 meeting.

Sixteen residents of the block signed a letter in favor of the bump and the DOT said the street does meet the requirements for one.

The board heard no objections to the bump from attendees and took a quick vote in favor of it.

Installation is pending.

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