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


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

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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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

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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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Artist, volunteers beautify pedestrian walkway that connects Woodside and Jackson Heights


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

One busy overpass filled with traffic from pedestrians, vehicles and bicycles has received a stroke of color.

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Op-ed: The latest attempt to improve safety and reduce aggravation on Woodhaven and Cross Bay boulevards


| oped@queenscourier.com

Metal structures hanging over sections of Woodhaven Boulevard having been popping up and I continue to hear from constituents with questions as to what they are, what will be done with them and what they can expect for the future of one of the busiest thoroughfares in the borough.

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DOT to install traffic safety features at fatal Woodside intersection


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

The Department of Transportation announced it will be implementing traffic safety improvements beginning this month on Northern Boulevard and 61st Street, where 8-year-old Noshat was fatally struck.

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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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