Tuesday, September 3, 2013
When city-installed street furniture blocks the sidewalk
New street light installed right in the middle of the narrow sidewalk on the north side of 41st Drive (right of the corner of 60th Street) in Woodside, Queens. A person with a wheelchair, baby stroller or a shopping cart has to go onto the street to go around the light pole. This installation is in direct violation of the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. There are many elderly residents that live on that block. When the installation was in progress a few neighbors told the DOT that the placement of the streetlight was illegal, the DOT workers told them to complain to the mayor. Keep up the good work on the website.
Joe from Woodside
Sorry, DOT is too worried about a small minority of people on 2 wheels to give a flying fig about the 100% of the population that are pedestrians.