Neighborhood ‘slow zone’ construction underway

The DOT has started work on a 50-block slow zone that incorporates the northern section of Sunnyside and parts of Woodside.

The DOT constructed a 100-block zone on the south side of Queens Blvd late last year—which it called the Sunnyside Slow Zone. The now called “Sunnyside Gardens-Woodside Slow Zone,” is the second area in the neighborhood being labeled as such.

“Nothing is more important than making our streets safer for children, seniors and residents,” said Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, who requested the slow zones. “The best way to keep everyone safe is to slow traffic


The Sunnyside Gardens/Woodside zone, which is expected to be completed by summer, will be by 43rd Street to the west; Queens Blvd and Roosevelt Avenue to the south; 38th Avenue and Barnett Ave to the north; and 58th Street to the east.

The zone will include 17 speed bumps in addition to the 13 that are now there. There will also be 19 entrances to the slow zone that will be marked by the large blue 20 mph gateway sign. Many of these signs have already gone up.


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