Residents request crosswalk near Bronx Lebanon Hospital
Many Bronx residents are asking for the return of a crosswalk in front of the Bronx Lebanon Hospital entrance near Selwyn Avenue.
Hospital employees tell News 12 the city repaved a section of Selwyn Avenue two or three years ago, but never painted a new crosswalk. Now, many residents are expressing their concerns, saying that the area is an accident waiting to happen with high volumes of people and speeding cars.
"I'm a pediatric surgeon," says Dr. Bryan Gilchrist, the Chairman of Surgery at Bronx Lebanon. "The number one killer of kids is trauma, and we want to make sure all the kids around here are kept safe."
Some residents say they want a speed bump near the entrance, as well as more stop signs in the area in addition to the crosswalk.