GIRL SCOUT TROOP 3205 PETITION FOR BLINKING RED LIGHT ON 218TH STREET AND SEAMAN AVENUE
Girl Scout Troop 3205 PETITION to make the intersection of
218th street and Seaman Ave.
SAFER for people to cross!
Concerned neighbors please join Girl Scout Troop 3205 in making the corner of 218th street and Seaman Ave safer for people to cross the street. Please sign our petition to Community Board 12 Traffic and Transportation Committee:
TO: Community Board 12 Traffic and Transportation Committee
In alignment with the mayor’s Vision Zero campaign, Girl Scout Troop 3205 would like your help in making our neighborhood safer to cross streets. The corner of 218th street and Seaman Ave is particularly worrisome to us for many reasons:
1. There is a noticeable increase in traffic as drivers avoid the Henry Hudson toll and use the route via Seaman and 218th to bypass the Henry Hudson Bridge in both directions. Drivers have been observed going very fast and failing to slow down and make a complete stop at this intersection.
2. Both streets (218th and Seaman Ave) are wide streets, so it takes people longer to cross them, but the cars do not respect the pedestrian cross way. We have witnessed several near accidents between pedestrians and cars at this intersection.
3. Vehicles repeatedly fail to stop at this 4-way intersection.
4. The stop signs are not visible enough to the driversdue to the wide streets and the signs being blocked by parked cars, especially on the North side of 218th street as cars travel West.
Here are some ideas we have to improve this intersection:
1. Make more visible to drivers a signal to stop at this intersection by installing blinking red lights. It is a four way stop signal
2. Imprint textured rumble patterns into the street to warn cars to slow before the intersection
Neighbors please sign here: