Miller asks DOT for safety improvements in Woodhaven
by jason Cohen
Mar 26, 2014 | 389 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
At recent meeting of the Woodhaven Residents' Block Association meeting, Assemblyman Mike Miller discussed safety improvements he recently proposed to the Department of Transportation (DOT).

They included increasing the time pedestrians have to cross Woodhaven Boulevard and widening the medians along the boulevard, so pedestrians can stand safely in the middle.

“Now when people are crossing the street, they are also dodging cars,” he said.

Miller met with the DOT on March 7 and asked for a speed clock on Woodhaven Boulevard before Park Lane South, a sign indicating that a pedestrian fatality had occurred on Woodhaven Boulevard, and a “no through traffic” sign by the Forest Park Co-ops near Woodhaven Boulevard.

He also discussed better lighting for Woodhaven Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue because it gets very dark there at night.

“If we had better lighting, then pedestrians could see easier,” he said.

DOT representatives told Miller they will have to conduct a study to determine if they can install a dedicated crossing time for pedestrians.

“Any improvement would benefit the area,” Miller said. “If you can improve that intersection, it’s a win-win.”

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