Residents call for better pedestrian safety

Residents are calling on the city to make a concerted effort to improve pedestrian safety one day after a woman was killed in Cypress Hills. Helen Marszalek, 70, died Monday afternoon after being struck

News 12 Staff

Nov 18, 2015, 9:29 AM

Updated 3,069 days ago

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Residents call for better pedestrian safety
Residents are calling on the city to make a concerted effort to improve pedestrian safety one day after a woman was killed in Cypress Hills.
Helen Marszalek, 70, died Monday afternoon after being struck by a car while trying to cross Atlantic Avenue. A makeshift memorial has been set up at the site of the incident - one of more than 1,000 other car-related injuries and dozens of pedestrian deaths along Atlantic Avenue since 2002.
City Councilman Rafael Espinal represents Cypress Hills and East New York, where many accidents have occurred. He says he is working with the Department of Transportation to figure out how to make Atlantic Avenue safer.
Espinal and the DOT have organized a community workshop to get feedback on where to add crosswalks or traffic lights in an effort to reduce pedestrian deaths.
The DOT will be holding more community workshops in December so residents can continue to voice their concerns.


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