Install A Speed Camera on St Paul's Ave

St. Paul’s Ave on Staten Island’s North Shore was never designed to be a major corridor. A narrow and mostly residential one way street filled with historic Victorian homes and old churches with a major elementary school facing the street, it’s somehow become an unassuming speedway for drivers seeking to avoid the traffic of Bay St.

Following years of complaints about the speeding by local residents, led by the Van Duzer Street Civic Association, the NYC Department of Transportation installed a package of modest street calming measures such as lane channelization. Those measures, while a good start, are not enough. Speeding is still a threat to safety, quality of life and the very lives of students at PS. 65. The PS. 65 PTA hereby calls on Community Board 1 to support us in demanding additional street calming measures on St Paul’s Ave, including a permanent speed camera outside the school. Speed cameras are a proven measure to reduce speeding and increase safety and driver attentiveness.

This petition will be delivered to
Community Board 1 District Manager Joseph Carroll, DOT Staten Island Commissioner Tom Cocola, Borough President Oddo and Councilwoman Deborah Rose
St. Paul’s Ave in Stapleton was never designed to be a major corridor and with its narrow streets, historic architecture and an elementary school facing the street directly, it certainly shouldn’t act as a speedway. Unfortunately, it’s acted as both for years. A package of modest street calming measures installed by the NYC Department of Transportation has been a good start, but it isn't enough.

Speeding is still a threat to safety, quality of life and the very lives of students at PS. 65. On behalf of the PS. 65 PTA, we urge you to support us in demanding additional street calming measures on St Paul’s Ave, including a permanent speed camera outside the school. Speed cameras are a proven measure to reduce speeding and increase safety and driver attentiveness.
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