- See more at: http://www.metro.us/newyork/news/2013/10/09/boy-12-chasing-after-ball-struck-and-killed-by-van-near-prospect-park/#sthash.vGy6RM2V.dpufThere are some great quotes in there from my fellow CB6 Transportation Committee member and Park Slope dad Doug Gordon, including this:
Gordon has a 4-year-old daughter and an 8-month-old son and said that as a parent of young children, reckless drivers are a huge source of anxiety.Sammy Cohen-Eckstein was an 8th grader at MS 51 and by all accounts I've heard from friends in the Slope, a beautiful kid. A life tragically cut short. Let's work together to make sure we have fewer such tragedies. Transportation Alternatives has published a handy document for the next mayor that highlights the enforcement gap in traffic violations in NYC. As a society, we need to take a new approach to making our streets safer for all users.
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“The scariest thing I do everyday is walk my kids to school,” he added.