- Commissioner Kathryn GarciaNew York City Department of Sanitation Commissioner
- Commissioner Polly TrottenbergNew York City Department of Transportation Commissioner
Tell Mayor de Blasio to keep NYC kids safe from garbage trucks and move the ramp
The City of New York is putting NYC children in harm’s way by routing a garbage truck ramp between two playgrounds where thousands of children play every year. In addition to the obvious risks for collisions and fatalities, children will be forced to breathe diesel exhaust from 150 garbage trucks a day idling on the ramp.
There is a simple answer – move the ramp just one block.
Mayor de Blasio has made it a priority to end traffic deaths and injuries on our streets, stating that that no level of fatality on city streets is inevitable or acceptable. But by building a garbage truck ramp right where children play, the City is dramatically increasing the chances of injury or death.
Sign the petition to tell the Mayor he can save lives by moving the ramp just one block.
- Mayor of New York City
Bill de Blasio
- New York City Department of Sanitation Commissioner
Commissioner Kathryn Garcia
- New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner
Commissioner Polly Trottenberg
I am saddened to see continuing construction of a garbage truck ramp through the Asphalt Green campus and DeKovats toddler park to the East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station.
There is a simple solution that can save lives and help you achieve your goal of “Vision Zero”: Move the ramp just one block.
In addition to the obvious risks for collisions and fatalities, 150 garbage trucks a day idling on the ramp will create a big air quality issue for the kids playing nearby. There is a simple answer – move the ramp just one block.
Asphalt Green, a nonprofit organization that serves 1 million New Yorkers annually, is providing important services to underserved communities and public schools with free community programs, swimming lessons and scholarships year-round. We only ask you to undertake a simple mitigation to provide a more healthful and safe environment for the million Asphalt Green visitors, including 400,000 children each year.
Moving the ramp has important benefits for the surrounding communities, including shifting traffic flows to minimize the passage of garbage trucks through busy intersections and crosswalks, as well as keeping them on designated truck routes.
This garbage dump shouldn’t be built where kids play, but if it’s going ahead, please save lives by moving the ramp just one block.
Thank you for your consideration.
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