Thursday, September 30, 2010

Calm Our Traffic

Sick of cars and trucks speeding down 60th Street, members of the Maspeth West End Block Association (MWEBA) held a protest at the corner of 60th Street and 60th Road.

Members of the block association have been fighting to have something done for over two years. They hope to get a speed bump, all-way stop signs or a traffic light installed to slow drivers.

“It’s a very congested area,” said Kathy Hamilton, president of MWEBA. “A lot of cars speed down 60th street.”

Nearby children from PS 153 have to cross the street to get home, and without any traffic regulations, it can become a dangerous situation.

Hamilton said a traffic study was conducted in 2008 at the request of Community Board 5, but the study occurred in August. If they had waited until school was in session, Hamilton believes, the study would have recognized the concerns of the parents.

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