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An online petition is being circulated around Glendale to bring speed bumps to 88th Street.

One community leader in Glendale is hoping to slow down speeding cars on a street that is either used as a “speedway” by drivers, or mired in bumper-to-bumper traffic, while Select Bus Service (SBS) construction along Woodhaven Boulevard continues.

Kathy Masi, president of the Glendale Civic Association, has created a petition on the change.org website to garner support from other Glendale residents, requesting speed bumps along 88th Street.

“88th Street has become a speedway when it is not bumper-to-bumper traffic,” Masi said in the petition. “Early morning before 8 [a.m.] and after 7 p.m. cars race from Cooper Avenue to Union Turnpike and reverse.”

As of Wednesday, Oct. 18, two days after Masi started the online petition, it has 141 out of the 200 signatures needed. Many of the signers have been giving reasons for wanting the speed bumps ranging from safety for residents and children — specifically neat P.S./I.S. 113 — to aggressive drivers using the residential street as a shortcut when the main roads, like Woodhaven Boulevard and Union Turnpike, are riddled with traffic jams.

The petition will be presented to Community Board 5’s (CB 5) Transportation and Public Transit Committees, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT), and Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley.

“Please join us in trying to get speed bumps and possibly save a life,” Masi urged in the petition. “Let’s not wait until there is a fatality.”

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