Lower Speed Limit in Forest Park to 25 MPH
Forest Park is a residential neighborhood in the Town of Red Hook, NY made up of single family homes mostly situated on less than 1 acre lots.
Most roads in the subdivision are significantly less than one mile long and several are dead ends. There is no outlet -- one way in and one way out.
There are many new families with small children who enjoy walking to their friends homes, riding their bicycles, skateboards, scooters, etc., people who take daily walks - including senior citizens - and many who walk their pets more than once a day.
Recently, neighbors have reported many incidents of vehicles traveling in excess of 35 mph. This is a serious safety concern for our neighborhood.
A few years ago the Town of Red Hook installed signs that increased the speed limit to 35 MPH. We were told that the 25 MPH signs were installed by the developer (maybe in the 1960's?) and that they were not the legal speed limit for the Town. We appealed this and asked the Town Board to reverse this change and seek a way to decrease the speed back down to 25 mph. To date this has not been resolved to our satisfaction.
We therefore ask, once again, that the Town Board take steps to remedy this and complete the necessary steps to have the speed limit changed back to 25 mph.