Yield to Pedestrians on Glen Cove Ave
Dear Nassau County, the Office of Legislator Lafazan, The County Executive's Office and the Department of Public Works,
We would like to take the opportunity to revisit the multiple requests submitted to explore the safety of our pedestrians for the towns of Glen Head, Sea Cliff and Glen Cove & our visitors. We are requesting traffic signs/signals on Glen Cove Avenue between Darby Place and Sea Cliff Avenue.
Glen Cove Avenue which runs as a major roadway throughout our towns is heavy with traffic & broken side walks. Along this road on both sides are schools (public & nursery), nursing homes, shopping centers, & many neighborhoods with housing developments. It is a great place to live and because of all that is available to us, a great place to walk, bike or if need be drive to take advantage of all these amenities our town offers. However, navigating back and forth in the areas between Darby Place and Sea Cliff Avenue, requires dodgy turns, long treks to cross walks or illegal jaywalking while we wait for drivers to dissipate/yield. This is dangerous for our community!
Our children are walking to school, sports practices and riding their bikes to friends houses or restaurants. We are running errands to CVS, nail/hair salons & our local gardening nurseries. Sometimes we are getting our cars serviced. Families are walking their dogs/pushing baby strollers while taking children to preschool or disabled family members to day programs. But due to the big gap of traffic signs/signals, there is no way to safely navigate leaving our housing developments or the stores because of the fast, heavy traffic zooming by. We are begging you to slow traffic down and alert drivers to yield to pedestrians in this .6 mile stretch of busy thoroughfare.
There is evidence that this has been possible throughout the neighborhood in other areas. If, for example, you evaluate the shopping centers on Glen Cove Avenue between Glenwood Road and Knoll Lane, you will see traffic signs, signals and cross walks to help the pedestrians navigate this busy intersection. This should be repeated at all busy shopping centers that intersect our neighborhood.
Your feedback and input would be extremely valuable and welcomed. We NEED to hear from you, our County and the District, that the safety of our community is acknowledged, heard, and will not be ignored moving forward.
Thank you for your time and consideration,
Neighbors of Glen Head, Glen Cove, Sea Cliff and our visitors(as per signatures below),