There is no shortage of opinion when it comes to the speed hump installed in November 2009 on East 10th Street between Avenue A and First Avenue.
But now that the hump has been installed for nearly a year, many residents and storeowners are concerned about its effectiveness; confused by its location and construction; or simply annoyed by it.
After several accidents involving kids and traffic in front of the 10th Street Boys’ Club, residents and neighbors from the local community board lobbied for the installation of a speed hump on the street.
Roadway layout and driveway locations are major factors that determine where the city places speed reducers, according to a spokeswoman with the Department of Transportation. DOT determined the 10th Street hump’s current location as the best place to maximize safety for pedestrians crossing the road.
Produced by Alexandra DiPalma, Sarah Tung and Rachel Wise
Photos by Sarah Tung and Rachel Wise