DOT, residents brainstorm Broadway safety
A public advocacy group decries Broadway as the deadliest street in New York City, and some local residents say they hope a meeting Tuesday night with the Department of Transportation will lead to improved safety for pedestrians.
The meeting, held at the Riverdale Neighborhood Public House, allowed residents to voice their concerns about ways to improve safety along the road.
According to the DOT, in 2014, 58 pedestrians were injured on Broadway between West 225th and West 240th streets, and a 38-year-old man died while attempting to cross.
Bronx residents who live along the street say there have been numerous accidents. They say one way to improve safety would be adding a crosswalk.
They say there is no designated area for pedestrians to cross between the long stretch from Manhattan College to West 251st Street.