Monday, April 25, 2016

Police scrutiny of off-route truck traffic increasing, linked to death & Atlantic Yards; expect discussion at Tuesday's Precinct Council meeting

DNAinfo reports, in Police Crack Down on Trucks After Cyclist's Death, But Summonses Are Rare, how enforcement efforts in Park Slope last Thursday were welcome but rare.

And yes, there's an Atlantic Yards angle:
In addition to local officers, a team from the NYPD's Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Safety unit was in the neighborhood Thursday to issue summonses, a police source said. Those officers are specially trained to spot trucks operating illegally and they were invited to Park Slope by local police, the source said.
The action was planned before Gregg's death in response to a recent increase in truck traffic around the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park construction site, the source said.
Expect more discussion of the truck issue at tomorrow's 78th Precinct Community Council meeting, held at 7:30 pm at the station house, at 65 Sixth Avenue at Bergen Street.

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