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NYC DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: Keep pedestrians safe - stop building dangerous newsstand at Sixth Ave and 9th St.
  • Petitioning Christine Quinn
  • Responded

This petition will be delivered to:

New York City Council
Christine Quinn
New York City Department of Transportation
Margaret Forgione
See response
New York City Department of Transportation
Janette Sadik-Khan
New York-027
State Sen. Brad Hoylman
New York-066
State Rep. Deborah Glick

NYC DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: Keep pedestrians safe - stop building dangerous newsstand at Sixth Ave and 9th St.

    1. Annette Stover
    2. Petition by

      Annette Stover

      New York, NY

This corner is already dangerous -- adding to the sidewalk congestion only puts more pedestrians in danger.

The cars are speeding down the bus route, the avenue's crossing light is too brief for many people, the bike route switches sides at the corner, and there are train and bus stops right here. 

If pedestrian safety really matters to the City, then remove this unsafe obstruction, which was unanimously rejected by the Community Board, repeatedly, for good reason!

We feel the pedestrian flow far exceeds the amount safely allowable according to the Rules of the City of New York and ask the D.O.T. to please share with the public its survey findings (date/time/results) and reevaluate them.

To:
Christine Quinn, New York City Council
Margaret Forgione, New York City Department of Transportation
Janette Sadik-Khan, New York City Department of Transportation
State Sen. Brad Hoylman, New York-027
State Rep. Deborah Glick, New York-066
Put pedestrian safety first: stop building the dangerous newsstand at 6th Ave & 9th St

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Margaret Forgione responds:

      Margaret Forgione

      Thank you for your communication concerning the construction of a newsstand at the northeast corner of 6th Avenue and West 9th Street.
      The Department of Transportation is in the process of replacing existing newsstands on City sidewalks ...


    3. Reached 25 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Erika Lindberg WAITSFIELD, VT
      • 3 months ago

      Pedestrians need to be safe!

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    • Anne Rosen NEW YORK, NY
      • 10 months ago

      invasive & dangerous newsstand

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    • Ushers Kabibble BROOKLYN, NY
      • 10 months ago

      Why not, paraphrasing Dayton Allen?

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      • 10 months ago

      That corner is a major pedestrian hazard already thanks to the timing of lights, and the speed of cabs taking the turn onto 6th Avenue

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    • Mary wolff NEW YORK, NY
      • 10 months ago

      this is clogging up flocks of pedestrians at this corner, plus the path exit, and conduit to nearby school

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