Locals Rejoice as Busy Chinatown Intersection Bestowed with New Traffic Light
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The Department of Transportation last week bowed to the request of Chinatown locals, and installed a new traffic signal at a bustling intersection. Councilwoman Margaret Chin pushed for the measure and announced the new light, located in the intersection of Catherine and Henry Streets.
The installation was reportedly at the request of the community, which complained about the safety of students attending the nearby P.S. 1. Apparently there had been reports of near-miss collisions between pedestrians and motorists here.
“For far too long, pedestrians have been put in harm’s way by doing something as simple as crossing the street on their way home, to work or to school. As part of the Mayor’s commitment to achieving zero pedestrian or cyclist fatalities, we must do more to ensure that all New Yorkers are safe on our roadways,” Chin said in a public statement. “That is why I thank DOT Commissioner Trottenberg for acting promptly on my request for a traffic signal at this busy intersection. I would also like to extend a special thanks to P.S. 1’s principal, staff and parents for their efforts to make this neighborhood a safer place for residents of all ages.”