Friday, August 5, 2011
One way to disaster?
Whitestone residents are waging war on one way street signs.
"We don't want is. We've been here 50-something years, we don't need this," said activist Audrey Neilan.
Their force might be small -- three women -- but their voices are fierce. City plans to change two-way streets to one-way only has Neilan and Carole Keil fighting to stop it for safety reasons.
They say it will turn dangerous for kids who go to P.S 193. The Department of Transportation plans to install one way signs along 11th and 12th avenues between 152nd and 154th streets this fall. Neilan says it will also be an issue for trucks that travel down those roads to make deliveries.
"(What's important is) the safety of the children -- opening doors on the opposite side of the street, they are going to get hit," said Neilan.
The DOT said congestion is the main reason to install one way signs.