Another Petition to Fix the Traffic Bottleneck at the Williamsburg Bridge Approach

Posted on: November 22nd, 2019 at 5:01 am by

Any sort of long-term fix for the bottleneck at the Williamsburg Bridge approach remains elusive.

In an effort to keep the issue from languishing as another political football, District Leader Daisy Paez drafted, and is circulating another petition. (Not online just yet.) The goal is to enact real change instead of “false promises and indifference” from the top.

The petition is a “call to the NYC Department of Transportation to remedy the traffic congestion along Grand and Clinton Streets.”

The years-long-standing and dangerous traffic congestion in our Lower East Side community along Grand and Clinton Streets, caused by the re-routing into our neighborhood of the vehicular traffic headed to the Williamsburg Bridge, has been a threat to the very health and quality of life of local residents. Seeking a remedy, for years the community has been raising these concerns to the Department of Transportation to no avail.

Our concerns have fallen on deaf ears, getting only false promises and indifference.

Her goal is 5,000 signatures to help propel the issue back into the discourse. To that end, Paez will likely present at the Community Board level next month, where she hopes to spur further action.

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