DOT Signs Confuse Motorists, Draw Tix Residents in the area of Beach 92 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, especially those who live in the vicinity of the 100 Precinct and the Peninsula Library, have been hit with a blitz of tix due to new signs that have been put up by the Department of Transportation (DOT) in the area. Pictured, the scene from Shore Front Parkway looking towards Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Notice that there are no signs detailing the new traffic pattern at that location.
The same view from the service road. Note the police vehicle coming up the wrong way. The street that was once used by locals to turn right under the elevated structure or to head for Beach Channel Drive is now closed due to security measures around the police stationhouse. Some motorists who got to the light at the el and tried to make a quick right and left to head for Beach Channel Drive were given tickets, even though that is now the only way to get from one major road to another.
Notice that the street that runs alongside the stationhouse, which was open to traffic prior to September 11, 2001, is now closed along its entire length and is used to provide parking for the precinct’s scooter fleet.
The signs at Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Cross Bay Parkway detail that there is no left turn from the service road and no right turn from the parkway itself. Many motorists argue that there should be similar signs on Shore Front Parkway because it is too late to act once they have reached Rockaway Beach Boulevard.
The concrete blocks that keep the street next to the precinct secure also provide a safety concern for motorists who must move around the area.