Vision Zero Focuses Sights on McGuiness Boulevardby on
Read the full story, Victory for McGuinness Slow Zone by Gina Pollack on Greenpointers.
A study from Transportation Alternatives found that the boulevard is one of the most dangerous in NYC, citing that 66% of drivers speed on that wide stretch of road between the Pulaski Bridge and the BQE (only 1.1 miles in length). It doesn’t help that the street is also a major throughway for trucks. In 2010, Transportation Alternatives volunteers observed a whole host of violations on Nassau and McGuinness within only 1 hour of watch time, including drivers running red lights 150 times, talking on cell phones 89 times, and failing to yield to pedestrians 114 times.
…But finally our wishes have been granted, and McGuinness has become a top priority in Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative to eliminate (yes, actually 100% eliminate) traffic deaths in NYC. And we could not be happier.