Calls to “Fix” Delancey Street — Is the City Listening? | The Lo-Down : News from the Lower East Side
More now on the renewed calls for improved safety on Delancey Street, in the aftermath of another death along the dangerous thoroughfare last week. A short time ago, we posted the full text of a letter from State Senator Daniel Squadron and City Councilmember Margaret Chin to NYC Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan. In that letter, they urged the DOT to "take immediate action" on Delancey Street. It turns out the Lower East Side's most influential elected official, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, has also weighed in on the topic recently. In a letter to Sadik-Khan dated August 5th, Silver said: I am writing to express my grave concern about safety conditions at the intersection of Delancey and Essex Streets on the Lower East Side... I urge the Department of Transportation (DOT) to undertake a comprehensive safety study and recommend improvements that would help pedestrians safely cross this busy intersection. Silver also nudged the DOT to finally install countdown clocks