The Upper West Side became the focus of a citywide push to increase traffic safety this year after three pedestrian were killed around the intersection of Broadway and 96th Street during a two-week period in January.
The intersection at 96th Street and Broadway is officially going under the knife.
De Blasio’s “Vision Zero” should be decided by local Community Boards.
City Council member Helen Rosenthal and the family of Cooper Stock, a nine-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a taxi last month on West 97th Street and West End Avenue, are proposing a law that would mandate license suspensions and investigations for taxi drivers who kill or injure pedestrians.
The Department of Transportation unveiled plans for extensive safety changes to the 96th Street and Broadway intersection at a public meeting with Community Board 7 on Thursday night.
The elderly Upper West Side resident who was knocked to the ground by police after jaywalking on Jan. 19 is filing a $5 million lawsuit against the New York Police Department.
After a harrowing couple of weeks in which three pedestrians died in the 96th Street and Broadway region, Community Board 7 is looking to make both immediate and long-term changes.
The latest in a spate of pedestrian deaths near West 96th Street took place Sunday with the death of Samantha Lee, 26, an anesthesiology resident at Columbia University Medical Center.
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