Community serves as model campaign for traffic safety

After successfully lobbying city officials for a traffic light at the Columbia Street waterfront, residents there are offering a model of hope to other communities. Residents say the new light at Columbia

News 12 Staff

Oct 18, 2016, 4:54 AM

Updated 2,778 days ago

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Community serves as model campaign for traffic safety
After successfully lobbying city officials for a traffic light at the Columbia Street waterfront, residents there are offering a model of hope to other communities.
Residents say the new light at Columbia and Carroll streets is a huge safety improvement, but they spent years filing complaints with the Department of Transportation and organized a grassroots campaign to get results.
The DOT agreed to install the light in May, and it began operating Thursday.
After residents request a traffic signal, the DOT says the next step is to conduct an engineering study. Data from the study is compared with a federal standard, and then officials can determine whether a signal is feasible and warranted.
As News 12 reported last week. residents of Ocean Hill are also seeking improved traffic safety at the intersection of Rockaway Avenue and Hull Street.


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