NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — City officials unveiled their plan Tuesday for making streets safer for pedestrians in Queens.
The borough has more than 2,000 miles of streets, but about half the pedestrian deaths and severe injuries there happen on just 6 percent of those miles, mainly in high-density neighborhoods, officials said.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Boy Critically Hurt In Apparent Drive-By Shooting, Police Say
Polly Trottenberg, commissioner of the city’s Department of Transportation, said efforts will focus on Sunnyside, Jackson Heights, Flushing, Jamaica and Elmhurst, WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported.
“Queens is a challenge,” Trottenberg told 1010 WINS. “As you know, you have an intermingling — a lot of residential neighborhoods and then major highways, a lot of elevated railway structures, which are very hard to navigate.”READ MORE: DMX Memorial Set For Saturday At Barclays Center Ahead Of Funeral