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Street Talk: Do you think more should be done to keep pedestrians safe?

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Street Talk

We think a lot more should be done to keep pedestrians safe. We’re from Woodhaven and Woodhaven Boulevard is an unsafe road. We think more speed bumps should be put in, as well as longer lights so people can cross safely.
Kendall & Elaine O

Although countdown clocks have been added, I think more should be done.  There is still a lot of traffic and the drivers don’t seem to have a care in the world.
Hermina Diaz

Personally I don’t see anything wrong with how things are, and I don’t see any change that could be made.  I think people just need to be cautious and aware of their surroundings.
Laura C.

I think for the sake of the elderly and younger children more needs to be done to keep pedestrians safe.  I think if street lights were longer it would make it safer to cross the street.
Alex Forbes

I believe some roads in Queens are very unsafe, and I see people all the time crossing the street at a red light, so I think more should be done to prevent jay walking.
Alicia S.

I feel that streets are fine the way they are. I haven’t seen any dangerous action while I’ve lived here, I just think people need to be more careful when crossing the street.
Innilys Rodriguez

I’ve never had a bad experience, but these streets are very unsafe so I think something needs to be done to keep pedestrians safe and fatalities down.
Martha Culma

We believe that these streets are unsafe. Sometimes we get nervous crossing the street because the cars will just speed by, so they should decrease the speed limit on the most dangerous roads.
Angela R. & Ariana D.






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

| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Just in time for the holidays, the NYPD has announced the result of a week-long initiative intended to provide safety for pedestrians and shoppers.

The pedestrian safety enforcement was conducted citywide last week, between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m, and focused on areas with high concentrations of pedestrians and holiday shopping locations, police said Tuesday.

The enforcement is part of the NYPD’s effort to reduce traffic violations and conditions which result in the death and injury of pedestrians.

Police officers were assigned to enforce hazardous traffic violations at shopping districts and major pedestrian crossings, according to the NYPD.

Violations included double parked vehicles, failing to yield to pedestrians, disobeying red lights and improper turns.

There were 637 double parking and 705 moving violation summonses issued in Queens during the week. There were also 70 arrests of drivers with suspended licenses in the borough.

The NYPD reminds pedestrians and drivers to exercise extra caution on city streets during the holiday travel season, especially during extreme weather.