Demand safety for Pedestrians at Fort Independence Intersections!

Dear Neighbors,
 
As you know, there are several dangerous intersections in our neighborhood that have been problematic for many years. Fort Independence Street intersects with Giles Place, Kingsbridge Terrace and Heath Avenue – creating a dizzying roadway with insufficient traffic and pedestrian regulation.

ALL pedestrians – including children and the elderly — are at risk of being hit by relentless oncoming traffic from multiple directions. With limited to no visibility of what's coming around the corner, pedestrians are forced to take their chances and dart out with fingers crossed that no bus or car is going to mow them down out of nowhere. There are NO crosswalks at essentially 3 intersections of these very busy streets.

Drivers are at risk as well. Two bus-lines, cabs and every-day commuters navigate this intersection blindly, constantly in danger of being involved in a traffic crash or hitting a pedestrian.
 
After receiving several official complaints, The Department of Transportation (DOT) conducted a survey of the intersection in December 2014 and declared that a traffic signal was not necessary at this time.
 
This is unacceptable!
When will DOT install what's obviously necessary? AFTER someone has been injured or killed?
 
As of this month - January 2017:
NO traffic signal has been installed.
NO crosswalk has been designated.
NO crossing guard has been assigned.
NO protections at all have been applied to these dangerous intersections.

Let's not wait until a tragedy occurs to make noise about this issue.
We are a strong community of parents, students, workers, community leaders and business owners.
We CAN and WILL be heard.
Something must be done NOW - before it's too late.
 
Please sign below in support of this petition. We hope to gather 1000 signatures in the next 30 days.
 
It will be presented to the following Public Officials:
 
Polly Trottenberg, Commissioner, NYC Department of Transportation
Bronx DOT Commissioner Constance Moran
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
Congressman Adriano Espaillat
State Senator Jeffrey Klein
Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz
Councilman Andrew Cohen     
Councilman Fernando Cabrera            
Community Board 8 Chairman Daniel Padernacht

This petition will be delivered to:
  • DOT Commissioner
    Polly Trottenberg


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