Years of efforts yield new stop signs at P.S. 7
Parents and teachers at P.S. 7 in Kingsbridge looked on Wednesday as workers installed new stop signs near the school after a long battle to improve pedestrian safety in the area.
Richard Espinal, a member of the school's Parent Teacher Association, says the all-way stop signs at the intersection of West 232nd Street and Corlear Avenue came after years of advocacy.
Years of complaints and mounting concerns from parents, Councilman Andrew Cohen and other neighbors finally pushed the Department of Transportation to perform a study on the intersection.
Espinal's 9-year-old daughter Viana says some cars refused to stop for people in the crosswalk there.
"My dad would push me back because it wasn't safe to cross, but with stop [signs], cars will stop, and I will be able to cross the street without any trouble," Viana says.
Advocates are still pushing to have the block designated a school speed zone.