Community Board 7 passed two transportation resolutions and tabled another at the monthly full-board meeting Tuesday night.
The plan, which aims to drastically reduce traffic fatalities across the city, echoes various proposals put forth by city and state politicians over the past month.
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.
Despite pressure from local politicians to implement traffic-calming measures along a stretch of Morningside Avenue, Community Board 10 leaders said at a meeting last Thursday that they want a revised plan from the Department of Transportation before continuing discussions.
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.
Local activists keen on making a stretch of Morningside Avenue safer for pedestrians hope recent accidents and a renewed citywide concern for road safety will provide the political will to move a long-awaited traffic-calming plan for the avenue forward.
Community Board 9 voted 23 to one to approve a long-awaited traffic calming plan for Morningside Avenue.
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