Allerton residents, councilman call for safer intersection
Some residents in Allerton say they are fed up with speeding cars on their block, and they are now joining a local politician in calling for the city's Department of Transportation to take action.
Bronx Park East neighbors earlier this month joined City Councilman Ritchie Torres to spotlight the problem. Torres, who lives in the area, says there have been at least eight collisions in the past three months, adding that his constituents should not have to wait for the DOT to act.
Even though Waring Avenue has a pedestrian walkway and stop sign, Bronx Park East does not, which is why residents say they feel unsafe crossing the intersection.
Residents say foot traffic is expected to increase once the Bronx River Greenway is completed next winter, and they believe a traffic light on Bronx Park East is the answer.
The DOT tells News 12 it has received one request from the community regarding a possible traffic signal. It is currently conducting a study.