Sam Pirozzolo Introduces Plan to Eliminate Traffic Congestion and Increase Public Safety

Sam Pirozzolo Introduces Plan to Eliminate Traffic Congestion and Increase Public Safety

NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE SAM PIROZZOLO (R-50 CD) INTRODUCES PLAN TO ELIMINATE TRAFFIC CONGESTION AND INCREASE PUBLIC SAFETY.  

For Immediate Release

Contact Nicholas Robbins 347-695-7703; nick@samforstatenisland.com

New York City Council Candidate Sam T. Pirozzolo (R-50 C.D) introduced a plan to address a concerning spike in motor-vehicle and pedestrian incidents on Staten Island and give relief to one of the busiest and notorious roads in Staten Island: Rockland Avenue where 4 collisions took place in February 2021 alone.

Pirozzolo’s plan calls for the addition of another straight-through lane and left turning lane at the intersection of Rockland Avenue & Manor Road. Furthermore, the plan calls for a protected double-wide sidewalk on the southside of the street for pedestrians and bicyclists where they are now required to risk their lives by riding or walking in the street. Sam’s plan also seeks to add a break in the pedestrian barrier at all intersections and opposite side of the street bus stops on Rockland Avenue. This includes installing crosswalks that give right of way to pedestrians while crossing the street. Finally, the plan calls for installation of concrete pads at ALL bus stops, so commuters have a safe and clean place to wait for the bus.

“I believe that with the new shopping center on Hylan Blvd and Beach Avenue, the horrible traffic along Rockland Avenue will only get worse. With improvements to the intersections, we can create an easier, quicker, and safe environment for community residents and employees, as well as safely increase Green Belt access for our hikers and bicyclists” said Pirozzolo.

 

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