Borough President Brewer Stepping Up Efforts to Halt Traffic Fatalities

Posted on: January 24th, 2014 at 11:06 am by

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Jaywalking across the Bowery, March 2012

Borough President Gale Brewer is stepping up efforts to curb dangerous traffic zones around Manhattan. The recently-inaugurated politician is asking the twelve city community boards to identify and submit a list containing the more problematic “hot spots” around town.

Brewer hopes to use this information during her first meeting of the Borough Service Cabinet next week.

From the mailbag:

It’s past time to eliminate traffic fatalities in New York City. I support Mayor de Blasio’s ‘Vision Zero’ plan and look forward to submitting a master list of these hotspots to his traffic task force. We have the will, and together we will find the way to stop these traffic fatalities.

My office will cross-analyze their data using all available metrics, and follow through with City agencies – all of whom send representatives to the Borough Service Board. Solutions would include improving signage and signals, fixing dangerous traffic patterns, and stronger enforcement of speed limits.

Here are some of our nominations for unsafe traffic hotspots around the Lower East Side. What neighborhood intersections do you think deserve to be on the list?

  1. Delancey and Bowery (east side)
  2. Essex and Delancey
  3. Clinton and Delancey
  4. Chrystie and Houston (south side)

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