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