City Councilmember Helen Rosenthal, on pedestrian deaths on the Upper West Side

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit.


“It’s unthinkable that a single neighborhood should experience three pedestrian fatalities in one week. The UWS stands together in sympathy with the families affected. We’ve engaged the Mayor’s Office directly on this issue, and recommend that the West 96th Street corridor, including 97th Street and West End Avenue, be one of the Vision Zero study sites. But we also need concrete public safety measures implemented immediately — which includes additional and more visible signage for pedestrians and drivers alike. I pledge to work alongside my colleagues in government and the community to ensure that immediate steps are taken.”

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