Crowdsourcing Dangerous Driving Pt.4- Who is Responding?
07 Feb, 2013
By Polly Kreisman
We continue to follow up on the dangerous intersections and roads you’re telling us about.
Our Crowd Sourced local dangerous roads are getting some attention from elected officials and others- but we can use more to get some of these intersections and stretches of roads some real scrutiny.
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We contacted State Sen. George Latimer, Assemblyman Steven Otis, Mamaroneck Council Member Jaine Eney, Mamaroneck Town Supervisor Nancy Seligson, Larchmont Mayor Anne McAndrews, New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, and more.
Writes Otis, ” Congratulations to theLoop for heightening awareness of pedestrian and traffic safety issues.
I am eager to work with residents and local governments on traffic safety, safe rides to schools and pedestrian safety initiatives.”
Scarsdale officials also responded – proactively- though there is currently nothing mapped in Scarsdale.
Updating the ‘invisible’ crosswalk we wrote about on North Chatsworth Avenue, where residents asked officials to install signs in the crosswalk to prevent cars from routinely driving through it even while children are crossing: The Mamaroneck Town traffic committee decided to eliminate the crosswalk and replace it with a new one a block north.
Writes Town Administrator Steve Altieri,
Most obvious to the Traffic Committee is the question of the visibility of the crosswalk. By our own observations and those of the Police Department the crosswalk is not clearly visible to vehicular traffic traveling on North Chatsworth Avenue. Due to the bend in the road near Edgewood Avenue, the problem is particularly acute for traffic traveling northbound from the Village of Larchmont. Adding new signs would improve visibility of the crosswalk but the Committee believed that the crosswalk would remain unsafe even with the additional signs.
We’d like to hear more from our representatives with some specific ideas.
Here is what you can do: Tell us what areas you think need attention. email us or (better) leave a comment below.