Brookville Park in Rosedale receives improved pedestrian safety measures


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Office of Queens Borough President Melinda Katz

After years of requesting changes with the Department of Transportation (DOT), Rosedale Little League welcomed newly installed measures to improve pedestrian safety between their game fields on 147th Avenue in Brookville Park.

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NYPD issues over 1,000 violations, makes 70 arrests in Queens during pedestrian safety initiative


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Police announced on Tuesday, December 17 the results of a pedestrian safety enforcement conducted citywide last week focusing on areas with high concentrations of pedestrians and holiday shopping locations.

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Community pushes for pedestrian safety in western Queens


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

Update Tuesday, October 1, 6:00 p.m.  After three pedestrians were struck in the last three months — two fatally and one left in critical condition — the western Queens community is asking for safer traffic measures.  According to police, on Friday, September 13 a woman was struck and killed as she was crossing Queens Plaza […]

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Broad Channel residents fear for their pedestrian safety


| smosco@queenscourier.com

Residents of Broad Channel, a small island community in Jamaica Bay, are calling for a new pedestrian barrier to be installed on a dangerous stretch of Cross Bay Boulevard where car accidents have become disturbingly common. Local attorney Christina Andrea Hall and a coalition of residents have gathered more than 700 signatures on a petition […]

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Broad Channel residents fear for their pedestrian safety


| smosco@queenscourier.com

Residents of Broad Channel, a small island community in Jamaica Bay, are calling for a new pedestrian barrier to be installed on a dangerous stretch of Cross Bay Boulevard where car accidents have become disturbingly common. Local attorney Christina Andrea Hall and a coalition of residents have gathered more than 700 signatures on a petition […]

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Councilman starts petition for traffic safety improvements surrounding Astoria Park


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Photo by Katrina Medoff

After the life of a 21-year-old woman was cut short last month on her way home, one local politician is putting his foot down and asking Astoria residents to join the fight to bring safety improvements in and around Astoria Park.

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Safety improvements unveiled at ‘deadly’ Astoria intersection


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Photo courtesy of DOT

One two-mile long Astoria thoroughfare, which has seen five fatalities and seven severe injuries between 2009 and 2013, has just gotten safer for pedestrians.

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Corona, Flushing schools win DOT street safety video contest


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Videos via YouTube/NYC DOT

Students at the participating schools were tasked with developing PSA videos that promote walking and active lifestyles while also urging drivers and pedestrians alike to stay safe.

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CB 2 unanimously approves Queens Boulevard safety improvements


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Images courtesy of Department of Transportation

Community Board 2 unanimously voted Thursday night to approve the Department of Transportation’s proposed safety improvements and redesign of a 1.3-mile portion of Queens Boulevard between Roosevelt Avenue and 73rd Street.

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Woodside intersection, prone to accidents, gets new traffic safety measures


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

Woodside residents are showing that with determination and perseverance, changes can be made to prevent tragedies from occurring.

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City focuses on reducing pedestrian deaths in Queens


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/File Photo

City officials have chosen Queens to launch the first borough-wide traffic safety crackdown in the city as part of a long-range effort to reduce the number of deaths from auto accidents, police and transportation officials announced at a press conference in Jamaica on Tuesday.

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