Pedestrians: Cars on Broadway near Van Cortlandt Park pose serious threat

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THE BRONX - Riverdale residents say they're afraid of getting hit by a car on Broadway near Van Cortlandt Park.

The Tristate Transportation Campaign rated Broadway the most dangerous street in the Bronx from 2009-2011. Pedestrians say the most dangerous stretch is between 242nd and 246th streets.

One resident petitioned to the Department of Transportation (DOT) for a traffic signal or crosswalk at the Van Cortlandt entrance on Broadway. She says she then got a letter from DOT's Bronx borough commissioner that said, "We completed an investigation and do not recommend the installation of a traffic signal."

A new petition, to be sent to the DOT, says a crosswalk or traffic signal is the only way pedestrians can avoid danger on Broadway.

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