Halloran Delivers New Four-Way Stop Signs by P.S. 79

by admin on March 30, 2011

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Wednesday, 30 March 2011 20:09

After Years of Dealing With Speeding Cars, Neighbors Find Relief

Thanks to the efforts of Council Member Dan Halloran, residents of a Whitestone neighborhood will enjoy safer streets in place of a once-dangerous intersection.

Traffic speeding down 15th Avenue and 147th Street past Public School 79 has long been a nuisance and a danger for residents of the community. Neighborhood schoolchildren have been endangered by the reckless drivers, and residents wanted a speed bump on the street to slow down traffic. Two of the residents, Dan Godley and Katina Slattery, who have worked for years to make the intersection safer, contacted the Council Member for help. Halloran quickly delivered results.

Halloran’s office found that it would be impossible to install speed bumps due to underground utilities running through the street. Halloran requested the Department of Transportation perform a traffic study to determine how to enhance safety around the school. As a result of the study and at Halloran’s prodding, the signs were installed by the Department of Transportation on March 5. There is also a “Stop Ahead” sign on 147th Street ordering drivers to slow down as they approach the school.

“This area is right next to a school, in a quiet, residential neighborhood,” said Halloran. “Hundreds of children walk these streets every day, and it’s our responsibility to protect them. Reckless, speeding drivers were endangering these children and degrading this neighborhood. This new four-way stop sign will improve the neighborhood’s quality of life and make it a safer place for pedestrians, motorists and children.”

Halloran was joined at the press conference by a number of community residents, including Slattery and Godley. At Halloran’s urging, Slattery collected over 300 signatures from neighborhood residents concerned calling for speed bumps in the road to slow traffic.

Godley, a resident of the neighborhood for thirty years, worked for many years with the area’s previous Council Member, but with no results. Just a few months after he reached out to Halloran’s office, the stop signs were installed.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011 20:09

After Years of Dealing With Speeding Cars,Neighbors Find Relief

Thanks to the efforts of Council Member Dan Halloran, residents of a Whitestone neighborhood will enjoy safer streets in place of a once-dangerous intersection.

Traffic speeding down 15th Avenue and 147th Street past Public School 79 has long been a nuisance and a danger for residents of the community. Neighborhood schoolchildren have been endangered by the reckless drivers, and residents wanted a speed bump on the street to slow down traffic. Two of the residents, Dan Godley and Katina Slattery, who have worked for years to make the intersection safer, contacted the Council Member for help. Halloran quickly delivered results.

Halloran’s office found that it would be impossible to install speed bumps due to underground utilities running through the street. Halloran requested the Department of Transportation perform a traffic study to determine how to enhance safety around the school. As a result of the study and at Halloran’s prodding, the signs were installed by the Department of Transportation on March 5. There is also a “Stop Ahead” sign on 147th Street ordering drivers to slow down as they approach the school.

“This area is right next to a school, in a quiet, residential neighborhood,” said Halloran. “Hundreds of children walk these streets every day, and it’s our responsibility to protect them. Reckless, speeding drivers were endangering these children and degrading this neighborhood. This new four-way stop sign will improve the neighborhood’s quality of life and make it a safer place for pedestrians, motorists and children.”

Halloran was joined at the press conference by a number of community residents, including Slattery and Godley. At Halloran’s urging, Slattery collected over 300 signatures from neighborhood residents concerned calling for speed bumps in the road to slow traffic.

Godley, a resident of the neighborhood for thirty years, worked for many years with the area’s previous Council Member, but with no results. Just a few months after he reached out to Halloran’s office, the stop signs were installed.

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