Hempstead Councilman Anthony D'Esposito, Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford and Island Park school officials asked the Town Board to vote in favor of a lower Austin Blvd. speed limit, at the March 6th Town of Hempstead Mtg.
Long Island Streets Executive Director Allison Blanchette spoke on behalf of pedestrians and people on bicycles, asking the Board to support legislation that would reduce Austin Boulevard's speed limit from 40mph to 30mph. We know that speed kills, so this reduction will not only prevent some crashes but will improve the survival rate of those who are involved in a crash. The ideal speed would be 25mph, and that will be an ask in the future.