DOT proposes Boston Road safety changes

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The New York City Department of Transportation is proposing changes to Boston Road that aim to slow down traffic and increase safety.

According to the state and city DOTs, 15 people were killed or seriously injured on the stretch of Boston Road between Pelham Parkway and Waring Avenue between 2010 and 2014. More than 200 people were injured, overall, during that time.

The city DOT's proposed changes include new traffic lights, crosswalks and left-turn-only lanes, as well as a moving bus stop. Officials say they hope the improvements will decongest traffic, reduce speeding and shorten the time and distance pedestrians spend crossing the street.

The plan was presented to Community Board 11's Transportation Committee, which approved it. The full board is set to vote on the proposal during its Thursday meeting.

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