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Speed humps for 83rd Street

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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:17 am, Thu Sep 19, 2013.

Community Board 10 approved proposed speed humps in Howard Beach at its meeting on Monday night.

The board discussed the request to place four speed humps along 83rd Street between 161st and 164th avenues. The stretch of road is entirely residential and runs alongside Spring Creek Park and is lightly used, making it a magnet for speeding vehicles.

CB 10 entertained the request for speed humps at its June meeting and Betty Braton, the board’s chairwoman, said the panel has received overwhelmingly support for the humps among the 38 households on the street. After its June meeting, the board sent memos to the homeowners with a tear-off ballot allowing them to vote for or against the speed humps.

“We received quite a few letters along with the little tear-off that said how much they desired the speed hump, so we have certainly a majority,” Braton said.

The board then voted unanimously with one abstention and the humps are expected to be installed later this year.

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