9A PEDESTRIAN SAFETY STUDY CALLED FOR AFTER 3 HIT/RUN FATALITIES...TOMORROW: BICYCLE SAFETY RIDE
Release Date: May 20, 2008
PEDESTRIAN SAFETY STUDY ON 9A REQUESTED..3 FATALITIES WITHIN MONTHS---BICYCLE SAFETY RIDE TOMORROW
STUDY WANTED TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS AS TO ACTION STEPS THAT COULD/SHOULD BE TAKEN TO REDUCE POTENTIAL OF FUTURE FATALITIES ON 9A
3 FATALITIES SINCE JANUARY…SIDEWALKS NEEDED…WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE DONE?
There have been 3 fatal hit and run accidents on 9A this year. On Friday night a Hispanic victim was hit in the southbound lane while crossing the road just north of Payne Street around 10 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
In March, 51-year-old Manuel Guaman Saca of Elmsford was found dead in the snow on Route 9A near Hunter Lane after being struck by a vehicle. On January 14 Harminder Singh died on Route 9A between Park Ave and Whitehouse Road. I am contacting the NYS Department of Transportation and Greenburgh Police Dept and will be asking for a pedestrian traffic safety study to be conducted for 9A. What action steps could be taken on 9A (a state road) that will reduce the possibility of another fatality? More sidewalks…crosswalks…signs advising pedestrians that there have been fatalities and warning them to be more careful… We need to be proactive and think of ways to reduce the possibility of another fatality.
ON ANOTHER MATTER…BICYCLE SAFETY RIDE ON CENTRAL AVE ON WEDNESDAY…CYCLIST WHO WAS SEVERELY INJURED IN HIT AND RUN BICYCLE ACCIDENT ON CENTRAL AVE WILL LEAD RIDE…
What: Ride of Silence – 8 mile, slow-paced bicycle ride to honor all cyclists injured or killed on public roads, will also be filmed as part of a documentary film THE LONG BIKE BACK
When: Wednesday May 21st 2008, gather at 6:30pm for a 6:45pm start
Where: Central Avenue in Greenburgh – from Midway Shopping Center (1001 Central Ave just south of Ardsley Rd) to Pathmark (at Battle Ave) returning to Midway Shopping Center
The Ride of Silence is a one day, one time, worldwide slow-paced, silent bicycle ride to honor all cyclists injured or killed on public roads. The ride's goal is to increase awareness of the rights of cyclists and peacefully ask all to share the roads. In New YorkState in 2006 5426 bicyclist were injured by motorists, 45 were killed. May is bicycle safety month.
This year the event will be filmed as part of the documentary THE LONG BIKE BACK (www.longbikeback.com). THE LONG BIKE BACK is about a local bicyclist's recovery from a crippling hit-and-run accident and his quest to ride across
America to inspire bicycling and encourage road sharing. The cyclist, Pearson Constantino, was severely injured in a hit-and-run accident while riding his bicycle on Central Ave in June 2006 and he will lead this year’s ride.
Please contact Julia Wrona at (914) 576-1727 or Julia@ailujon.com for more information.