The following is a letter we recieved from the Queens Department of Transportation Commissioner. While we are appreciative of the actions they plan on taking, we feel more needs to be done. For example Speed Humps in front of the park would be helpful, especially since they were promised years ago. Also, what about the intersection of the Whitestone Expressway Service road and 3rd avenue. We would like to see Crosswalks painted white, with signage "Yeild to Pedestrians" on both intersections and the center entrance of the park.
Again, we would like to thank the DOT Commissioner and hope she consider our suggestions for a safer passage to OUR park, for OUR children, and OUR families.
Bellow is the letter recieved. Baby steps are a great start.
Just recieved this letter. Baby steps are a good start.
Dear Mr. Centola:
This is in response to your July 8th e-mail regarding the traffic controls at the intersection of 147th Street and 3rd Avenue.
We completed our analysis last month. Factors such as vehicular and pedestrian volumes, vehicular speeds, visibility and signal spacing were all taken into consideration in making our determination. Based upon our evaluation of the data collected, it is our judgment that Multi-Way Stop controls are not recommended at this time.
However, we have issued orders to install Pedestrian Crossing signs on 3rd Avenue to enhance motorist’s awareness of pedestrians at the intersection.
Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention.
Queens Borough Commissioner
November 16, 2011