04/23/2012 // New York City, New York , USA // New York City Accident Lawyer // Jonathan C Reiter
New York City plans to create a pedestrian walkway to link public plazas in Midtown Manhattan, according to information received by New York City injury lawyer Jonathan C Reiter. The City’s plans require the creation of what would be considered a 6 ½ Avenue for pedestrians.
The New York Department of Transportation is developing the walkway in response to community requests, explains Manhattan accident attorney Jonathan C Reiter. According to plans, the promenade will connect six existing mid-block areas by adding crosswalks to link 51st to 57th Streets between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. The final result will be a quarter-mile pedestrian plaza that travels between and through building lobbies.
The New York City injury attorney explains the DOT plans to install mid-block stop signs, speed bumps and crosswalks, some of which will be raised, to enhance safety for pedestrians.
Manhattan accident attorney Jonathan C Reiter explains that while planners believe it will increase pedestrian safety within Midtown, drivers complain it will make traffic worse.
The Community Board will vote on the City’s proposal April 12. If the plan is approved, the City hopes to have the walkways linked by July 2012, explains New York City injury lawyer Jonathan C Reiter.
Reiter notes the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a nonprofit advocate for mass transit, recently issued its yearly report, which identified the most dangerous roads in the tri-state area and offered safety implementations for the states to install. The report stated regional safety precautions should include making pedestrian safety a policy and investment priority.
The New York City injury lawyer describes the policy recommendations as:
• Protect the most vulnerable pedestrians through increased investment on Safe Routes to School, Safe Routes to Transit and Safe Routes for Senior programs
• Track and monitor complete street policies to ensure that new or retrofitted roads safely accommodate bicyclists, pedestrians, transit riders, and motorists of all ages and abilities
• Preserve and expand federal programs that provide significant funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects
Manhattan attorney Jonathan C Reiter explains New York City’s plan to create a Midtown pedestrian area are complicit with the Tri-State Transportation Campaign recommendations.
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