By Madina Toure
State Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Fresh Meadows) scheduled a news conference next week to address a traffic safety problem at the intersection of Blossom Avenue and Main Street in Flushing.
The news conference will take place Monday at 11 a.m. at the Public Health Solutions’ WIC Center, located at 46-20 Main St. at the corner of Blossom Avenue.
The intersection is near schools, senior centers, the Queens Botanical Garden and many businesses.
Despite the high volume of pedestrian traffic, the intersection does not have any traffic calming measures, according to Rozic.
The assemblywoman said the city Department of Transportation recently told her office that it has acknowledged the safety issue at the intersection, but that no action can be taken.
State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing); City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing); Don Capalbi, president of the Queensboro Hill Flushing Civic Association; and Peter Tu, executive director of the Flushing Chinese Business Association will be present. Community members, Queens Botanical Garden staff and representatives of the organization Families for Safe Streets will also be in attendance.
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