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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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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Crash victim’s parents take safety oath with hundreds of students


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Melissa Chan

Studying for the year’s biggest standardized tests can wait, District 26 Superintendent Anita Saunders said. Scholars at P.S. 173 have a more important task at hand — memorizing the 120-word oath they took Friday to put safety first as passengers and pedestrians.

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Hundreds to sign safety pledge in honor of Flushing 3-year-old killed by SUV


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

The family of the 3-year-old girl tragically killed by an SUV in Flushing will watch hundreds stand to take a pledge against reckless driving Friday to honor the toddler.

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Wi-Fi threatens subway passenger safety


| letters@queenscourier.com

The MTA announced plans to extend Wi-Fi service to more subway stations, including 29 in Queens. Not so fast. A young woman was nearly killed when she fell onto subway tracks while texting. Expect similar incidents as Wi-Fi spreads to more subway stations. Texting and talking riders will accidently fall on the tracks or get […]

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Four Queens streets among region’s most dangerous for pedestrians: report


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As Mayor Bill de Blasio and other local leaders push to lower traffic deaths, a new report has identified four Queens roadways as some of the most dangerous for pedestrians in downstate New York.

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Op-ed: Make traffic safety a priority


| oped@queenscourier.com

The 21st Street corridor between Queens Plaza and 20th Avenue has always been notorious for pedestrian fatalities. It serves as a conduit between the Queensboro and Robert F. Kennedy Bridges, resulting in cars, trucks, and other heavy vehicles using the street to move quickly between these two points.

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