2009-07-31 / Letters

Traffic On Newport Avenue

Dear Editor,

This is a follow-up to Paul Peterson's important letter last week. I have contacted the DOT on a few occasions about the dangerous situation regarding Beach 135 Street and Newport Avenue only to be told it had been assessed and they found no need to put any further traffic stops there. With two schools between Newport and Cronston Avenues on Beach 135 Street, the vehicular, as well as pedestrian traffic is heavy. Crossing the street there to get to the schoolyard is an effort with three young children. Traffic just doesn't slow down. It is a virtual speedway from Beach 129 Street to Beach 147 Street.

Mr. Peterson was correct, the same goes for the traffic between Beach 116 Street and Beach 129 Street on Newport. There are no stops at all, making it dangerous for young children. If we can get bike lanes, why not a stop or two to make Newport Avenue safer?

I have contacted Council Member Eric Ulrich to help remedy this very perilous problem before something terrible happens. Although he is working on the situation, he asked me to pass on this email address to complain: http://www.nyc.gov/html/ mail/ html/maildot.html.

If enough voices are heard, it might spark them to do something.

ANNEMARIE BOGART-QUESTEL

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