Safer Streets for Lic School Kids

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer was joined by Joe Conley, chairperson of Community Board 2, representatives from the Department of Transportation (DOT), local school children, families and community leaders to announce the completion of a variety of traffic safety improvements along 5th Street in Long Island City on Friday, Sept. 12. Van Bramer advocated for the traffic safety improvements along the street after local residents and school officials came forward and requested assistance. The DOT converted 5th Street between 46th Road and 50th Avenue into a one-way southbound street before the start of the 2014 school year. Three speed bumps were also installed in August along the heavily trafficked pedestrian corridor–one between 50th Avenue and Borden Avenue, and two between 48th Avenue and 50th Avenue. As the 2014 school year begins the completion of these traffic safety improvements will make the residential street safer for hundreds of students, local residents, families and seniors.