Traffic Safety Archived

296–320 Giffords Ln New York 10308, United States Show on Map Hide Map
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Issue ID:

4660353

Category:

Traffic Safety

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Neighborhood:

Great Kills

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Description

We live in a busy and active neighborhood just a stones throw (700 feet to be exact) from a Public School. There are frequently children, parents, teachers, and the typical neighborhood folks walking dogs throughout the day. Having said this - pedestrian safety is important to me, and I am concerned about the intersection at Giffords Lane and Barlow Avenue. The intersection currently includes a 4-way stop sign. People do not treat it this way. Not only do people roll through the stop sign, but they fail to stop entirely. Something contributing to this large safety concern is the fact that from Leverett Avenue all the way to Arthur Kill Road, there is but only one stop sign stopping people from all out drag racing from traffic light to traffic light. This concerns not only myself, but also my neighbors. My husband and I frequently walk our dog around the neighborhood as do many others. Within the future we will hopefully be walking kids down the block as well. I can’t even fathom the idea of letting my kids walk to school or wheeling a stroller around these streets with that intersection only holding a “4 way stop”. I have multiple videos of people rolling through and completely ignoring the stop sign!! There have been multiple accidents at this intersection as well. My neighbor has had to fix his fence more than twice at least. My husband and I don’t even have a fence yet so in case of an accident our lawn and even our house may be at risk! This dangerous intersection needs a safer way to function. The children of PS 32, crossing guards, parents, and current neighbors etc. should not have to deal with the chaos and accidents that happen all too frequently. I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that my neighbors agree. We look forward to the day when we can safely walk our dogs. We look forward to the day when we do not have to fear walking our children down the block to school (again only 700 ft from this intersection)!! We also look forward to the nights sleep we will get without having to wake up at 2am because of the drunk driver that blew through the stop sign or the loud bang we hear from the everyday fender bender. We truly risk our lives everyday we walk across the street at this intersection and unfortunately it is something I do everyday.

also asked...
Q. Are there any existing traffic controls at the location?
A. Yes
Q. Are there traffic controls in the vicinity of the location?
A. Yes

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