New federal legislation to focus funds on areas with increased pedestrian accidents


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

U.S Rep. Joseph Crowley created the Pedestrian Fatalities Reduction Act of 2014 to prevent another traffic fatality from occurring on New York City streets.

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Jackson Heights, Corona community marches for safer streets after traffic deaths


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It was the final straw, and now the Jackson Heights and Corona communities are saying no more. Family members of traffic accident victims, local elected officials and community members gathered Tuesday night to set off the inaugural action known as “Three Children Too Many.” The group marched down Northern Boulevard, then 82nd Street, stopping to […]

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Push for slow zones in Jackson Heights


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In December, 11-year-old Miguel Torres was struck and killed as he tried to cross the street on Northern Boulevard. Now, leaders in Jackson Heights are calling for a slow zone to prevent more deaths. Councilmember Daniel Dromm is leading the push that would lower the speed limit in the neighborhood from 30 miles per hour […]

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Queens Morning Roundup


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MTA considers installing sliding doors to prevent deaths, injuries The MTA will reconsider installing sliding doors on some subway platforms to prevent riders from getting killed or injured by trains, a top official told the Daily News. Fifty-four people this year have met their bloody ends on the tracks — a five-year high at more […]

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