In response to our Dangerous Driving series in which readers Crowd Sourced areas you felt needed the attention of City officials and Traffic Engineers, New Rochelle City Manager Chuck Strome says the city takes residents’ concerns about
traffic safety very seriously and will have their traffic engineer take a look.
Three areas in New Ro received complaints:
- Speeders! “We have been living in the Beechmont area in New Rochelle for a little over a year and have been very disappointed. There are no sidewalks and cars whiz by on a constant basis. We were excited for the kids to take the bus to school this year, but after trying to walk by crossing Beechmont avenue for 2 weeks, almost being hit by a car, being yelled at by my neighbor for walking “in the middle of the street”, and then having the New Rochelle Transportation Department responding to my concerns by telling me that they were not responsible for my children’s safety, I decided that we better stick to driving. I still have no idea how the are was possibly rated the best neighborhood for families by Westchester Magazine last year when kids can’t even walk or bike alone and there are no sidewalks.”
- People need to STOP at the STOP signs at Ellenton Avenue (Sunset View Park) and Hillcrest Avenue in New Rochelle, NY, 10804!
- The employee parking lot is on Lockwood Ave at the “T” intersection of Grover Johnson. To get to and from work, we have to cross Lockwood Ave. There is neither a light or stop sign at the “T” and always traffic on Lockwood. It is so dangerous trying to cross and there isn’t a crosswalk anywhere nearby to even walk to for safety.
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