At “Unacceptable” Crossing, Urge DOT, NYPD to “Think Back-to-School”
Pheffer Amato, Addabbo Push for Legislation Boosting Crossing Guards
This coming Monday, August 21st at 11:00AM, NYS Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway Beach), NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Ozone Park) and NYC Councilmember Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) will hold a press conference at the intersection of Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 102nd Streets in Rockaway Beach, Queens. The three elected officials, who jointly represent what they say is a “poorly-marked, poorly-organized intersection that hundreds of students walk across every day,” will be joined by students and parents from the schools, who “cannot wait any longer for the intersection to be made ready for school, which starts in two weeks.”
Specifically, the officials, students and parents will highlight the need for adequate signage, properly painted crosswalks, directional signals to improve the flow of traffic, and expanded crossing guard coverage. Pheffer Amato and Addabbo will highlight a bill they introduced this past year and intend to rally support for this year, which would bring crossing guard levels in the blocks around high schools up to the expanded level already provided for streets around K – 8 schools.
WHEN: Monday, August 21st, 2017, 11:00AM
WHERE: NW Corner, Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 102nd Street
Rockaway Beach, NY
WHO: NYS Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato
NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.
NYC Councilmember Eric Ulrich
Students and parents from nearby school campuses
VISUALS:Elected officials, students and parents pointing out unsafe road markings and traffic patterns, students speaking