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Bumps for 116th, 117th Sts.

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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 11:16 am, Thu Nov 21, 2013.

The city Department of Transportation is eyeing speed bumps for two South Richmond Hill streets.

The first would be placed along 116th Street between 109th and 111th avenues.

Community Board 10 did not vote to approve the bump on 116th Street because the board’s policy is to only back speed bumps when they are petitioned for by residents of a block or if 50 percent of people on the block respond ‘yes’ to the inquiry of support sent by the board.

After the DOT informed CB 10 of its intention to put a speed bump on 116th Street, the board sent out inquiries to all 30 or so homeowners of the block. Only six responded in support and two against. The majority of homeowners did not answer at all. In response, CB 10 did not vote to approve the bump, but Chairwoman Betty Braton said she would leave the option open if a majority of residents respond yes. Board votes are nonbinding.

Another bump planned on 117th Street between Liberty and 107th avenues did get the board’s approval because the request originated from its office.

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