Stop Pedestrian Deaths in Brooklyn

Stop Pedestrian Deaths in Brooklyn

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Louis Nevaer started this petition to Mayor of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and

On July 8, 2019 María del Carmen Porras was killed as she crossed the intersection of Coney Island and Church Avenues in the Kensington area of Brooklyn.

She was the fifth pedestrian killed over the past five years on the treacherous stretch of Church Avenue between Flatbush Avenue and McDonald Avenue. In addition, scores of other pedestrians have been struck and injured, with Church Avenue and Ocean Parkway being the most dangerous intersection of all.

This has got to stop.

To date, the Department of Transportation has failed to protect pedestrians, and the proposals offered have proved inadequate. Consider, for example, that the “improvements” made to protect pedestrians were executed throughout June 2019, ending on June 30, 2019. Eight days later, we lost our neighbor: María del Carmen.

Bill de Blasio, who professes to have a special place for Brooklyn in his heart—he still frequents the YMCA in Park Slope and dines regularly at Bar Toto, his old haunt on 11th Street—yet he has failed to do anything. His administration has rejected even the most logical of solutions: banning semi-trailers from Church Avenue, building speed bumps to slow traffic, or cameras to enforce the 25 miles per hour speed limit.

Please sign this petition to implore City government officials to find adequate solutions to this pedestrian crisis.

Not one more death!

 

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