A group of malfunctioning crosswalk signals that sowed confusion on Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue have been repaired, the Department of Transportation confirmed to Council Member Gale Brewer’s office.
Between December 2009 and February 2010, more than a dozen lights flashed both “walk” and “don’t walk” signals at the same time along a stretch of corners between West 64th and 87th streets.
“It’s most concerning for seniors,” said Jesse Bodine, Brewer’s director of constituent services and policy. “They already have problems getting across the street and then when they see ‘walk, don’t walk’ it slows them down even more.”
Starting in December 2009, complaint letters from a couple dozen residents, many of them seniors, trickled into the Council member’s office. The Department of Transportation was then notified of the ambiguous glitch.