had proposed seven northeast Queens sites, including three in Bayside and another in Douglaston, as possible "slow zones," but the city , the board's district manager said.
Earlier this week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city's Department of Transportation announced the expansion of the Neighborhood Slow Zone program for residential sections of the five boroughs. In a designated "slow zone," the speed limit is reduced from 30 miles per hour to 20 miles per hour.
The DOT picked four Queens sites to institute "slow zones," including Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, Corona and Auburndale, which was the only zone proposed by CB 11 that was chosen.
But Susan Seinfeld, CB 11's district manager, said three sites in Bayside had also been proposed, including an area along Springfield Boulevard to Bell Boulevard from 51st to 56th Avenues, a site near and an area along the east side of Bell Boulevard between 32nd and 35th Avenues.
A "slow zone" for Douglas Manor had also been proposed by the board.
"They chose Auburndale because it's a lot more congested and the population is more dense," Seinfeld said. "The DOT said they will take some more, so I don't know if we can resubmit the sites we already gave."
She said she believed the "slow zones," which also include speed bumps, could lead to safer streets in northeast Queens.
"They can prevent accidents and pedestrians from being hit," she said. "It's been shown that the slower a car is going, the less chance you could die from an accident."
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