Monday, October 10, 2011
More unintended consequences of Maspeth Bypass
"I received this e-mail from a resident of West Maspeth over the weekend:
"Do you know that now that they have made Maurice Avenue a one-way going to the L.I.E. that they have made a raceway for the kids? They have already been racing here. The lanes are super wide and they don't have to worry about vehicles going the other way. It's only a matter of time before someone gets killed."
Earlier this year, DOT installed speed humps on the part of Maurice Avenue north of the expressway to stop the drag racing that was going on there and it worked like a charm. But they can't do that on this stretch of road because they rerouted the Q39 bus to make stops along Maurice, and we were told that DOT cannot install speed humps on bus routes. I'm not sure what the solution is to this problem other than to change Maurice Avenue back to a two-way street. The NYPD has been informed about the drag racing and said they will monitor the situation, but they can't be down there every night." - Christina Wilkinson