Pols seek to slow traffic

By Sarina Trangle

Elected officials implored the city to install speed bumps and paint a crosswalk near PS 232 about a week after two adults and their special needs child were hit by a car near the Lindenwood school.

State Sen. Joseph Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach), state Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Beach) and City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) gathered with school officials and parents last week to call for traffic calming measures.

“The battle has been constant and led up to the unacceptable accident that affected local parents and their child,” Addabbo said in a statement, referring to a car collision May 29. “We need to band together and start preventing accidents, not reacting to them.”

The elected officials also sent a letter to Queens Department of Transportation Commissioner Dalila Hall asking the agency to consider installing speed bumps and adding a pedestrian crosswalk on 153rd Avenue between 82nd and 84th streets.

DOT said it is currently studying adding speed bumps and other safety enhancement measures near the school.

Reach reporter Sarina Trangle at 718-260-4546 or by e-mail at [email protected].