Letter to DOT June 30, 2009

Dear Mr Orzeck:

I am appealing to you to install new signage on the Henry Hudson Parkway to impede speeding on this section of the roadway.

1st request:
Southbound side of the Henry Hudson Parkway at the beginning of the 79th Street exit ramp (presently there is a DOT green & white sign "79th Street Boat Basin");
A sign that says 'SLOW' or any other appropriate sign to slow down cars exiting the Parkway to enter the 79th Street Boat Basin.

2nd request:
Both Northbound and Southbound lanes:
Signs reminding vehicles that the speed limit is 50MPH (I believe this is the speed limit). Signs reminding vehicles of the speed limit on the entrance/exit ramps for both directions of the roadway.

This request is concerned with the welfare of a family of red-tailed hawks which live in the area and is habitually traversing this section of the busy roadway.
Without having any means of accurately measuring the speed of vehicular traffic on this section of the roadway (between 79th Street and 84th Street) I can reasonably gauge that cars travel way above the legal speed limit. Surely I would welcome signs that say ‘WATCHOUT FOR LOW FLYING HAWKS’ or something similar, but for now I would like to have the existing regulations enforced.

If you would like to contact me for further information please call:
(917) XXX-XXXX

Lincoln Karim
(917) XXX-XXXX

To make a complaint to have the legal speed limit enforced on this stretch of roadway please call:

Highway 1/Highway Safety Officer
718 822-5804

Patrol Boro Manhattan North
(212) 678-1851 and ask for the Highway Safety Officer