2017-09-13 / Political Page

Install Traffic Signal At Dangerous Intersection


Celebrating the installation of traffic and pedestrian signals at the intersection of 43rd Avenue and 47th Street in Sunnyside were City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer joined by Pre- K students, parents, and staff from the Little Friends Pre- K Center, Pastor Jon Stork and members of the Grace Fellowship Church, a representative from Congressman Joseph Crowley’s office, and the NYC Department of Transportation. Celebrating the installation of traffic and pedestrian signals at the intersection of 43rd Avenue and 47th Street in Sunnyside were City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer joined by Pre- K students, parents, and staff from the Little Friends Pre- K Center, Pastor Jon Stork and members of the Grace Fellowship Church, a representative from Congressman Joseph Crowley’s office, and the NYC Department of Transportation. City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer joined Pre- K students, parents, and staff from the Little Friends Pre- K Center, Pastor Jon Stork and members of the Grace Fellowship Church, a representative from Congressman Crowley’s office, and the NYC Department of Transportation on September 8 to celebrate the installation of traffic and pedestrian signals at the intersection of 43rd Avenue and 47th Street in Sunnyside. With only a one- way stop, vehicles sped down 43rd Ave. at dangerous speeds, endangering commuters walking to and from the busy 46th Street 7 train station a block away, and students and parents traveling to and from the 56- seat Little Friends Pre- K Center.

“The installation of pedestrian and traffic signals at this dangerous intersection is a huge relief for the people of Sunnyside,” said Majority Leader Van Bramer. “After constituents voiced concerns to me of speeding cars–and with a Pre- K center and major 7 train station just a block away–I met with the Department of Transportation and highlighted this intersection for the installation of traffic and pedestrian signals. I thank the Department of Transportation for hearing our concerns and taking action to make our community safer, and I look forward to highlighting and making additional safety projects in Western Queens a reality.”

“As New York City students begin a new school year, families in Sunnyside are benefiting from this new traffic signal, which will create a safer environment by clarifying the right of way for all street users as they approach this intersection,” said DOT Queens Borough Commissioner Nicole Garcia. “We thank Council Majority Leader Van Bramer for his advocacy, and we look forward to working together on our ongoing projects to make neighborhoods even safer for Queens residents.”

“On behalf of the kids and parents who travel to and from the Little Friends Pre- K Center each day, I thank Councilmember Van Bramer and the NYC Department of Transportation for making these new traffic signals a reality,” said Tammy Rose, Executive Director of the Little Friends Nursery School. “I know first- hand what it’s like to dodge speeding cars when crossing this intersection. These traffic signals were desperately needed and now we can all breathe a big sigh of relief.”

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