Pedestrians Advocates to Detail the Terrible Toll of Speed
Focus on Saving Lives on Queens Boulevard
Transportation Alternatives, New York's advocates for pedestrians, bicyclists, and sensible transportation will be speaking at tonight's Queens Boulevard Health Outreach sponsored by the Forest Hills Action League. At the meeting, Transportation Alternatives will detail the societal costs of speeding, the relationship between speeding and the chance of pedestrian injury and death, as well as new technology that could help combat deadly speeding on Queens Blvd. and in NYC.
Neel Scott, campaign coordinator at Transportation Alternatives, stated:
"Speeding is a dangerous, antisocial behavior with tragic consequences. Nowhere is that toll more visible in NYC than on Queens Boulevard - the Boulevard of Death, with more than 70 deaths in the last 10 years.
At tonight's meeting,
Transportation Alternatives will be introducing its legislative campaign for
speed cameras in NYC. Speed cameras - which are similar to red light cameras,
except that they target speeding - are in use of hundreds of locations around
the world, and dozens in the U.S., including Washington, DC and Portland,
Oregon. They have been proven to dramatically reduce speeding accidents and
deaths. New Yorkers deserve speed cameras."