Fix 77th Avenue
Nov 16, 2016 | 16834 views | 0 0 comments | 1049 1049 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

Community Board 8 approved a capital and expense budget that places the upgrading of our area's roads, schools and parks at the top of its list.

As a Kew Gardens Hills resident who's lived on 77th Avenue near Park Drive East for 72 years, I'm glad CB8 gave top priority to rebuilding both roads. But another thing must be done: convert 77th Avenue into a one-way eastbound from Park Drive East to Vleigh Place.

Cars now going in both directions cause near-collisions and threaten the safety of children and parents who face two-way traffic with no stoplight to enter P.S. 164 at 135th Street.

Chaos reigns when school opens at 8:30 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. All you hear are horns honking and people shouting while frustrated crossing guards try to impose some sense of order.

Turning 77th Avenue into an eastbound only road would solve the problem. Drivers heading west can use 78th Road.


Richard Reif

Kew Gardens Hills

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