A complete redesign of West End from West 72nd to West 106th streets has been fast-tracked by city transportation officials.
New lower speed limits — part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” initiative aimed at curbing pedestrian deaths — will take effect on some major roadways Monday.
Jean Chambers was struck around 11 a.m. at the intersection of West 95th Street and West End Avenue by a 2004 Ford Explorer as its driver made a left turn, police said.
Mary McCabe, 51, hit a man with her car on Route 25 at College Road in Selden shortly after 9 p.m., police said.
Due to a rise of fatalities and injuries, national experts on pedestrian street safety conducted a guided walking audit of Long Island’s deadliest thoroughfares Thursday.
Christal Aliotta, 31, a mother of two, was pronounced dead at Staten Island University Hospital North.
The Long Island Democrat’s bill would require bicycle and pedestrian lanes be factored in when building roadways.
U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley blamed both drivers and pedestrians for the uptick in fatalities and said he’s exploring if the government can help with improved traffic lights, crosswalks and intersections.