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New safety measures set

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Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 11:34 am, Thu Nov 14, 2013.

In response to a request for traffic calming measures on Cherry Avenue and Main Street in Flushing, which was the site on Oct. 3 of the tragic death of Allison Liao, 3, the city Department of Transportation has agreed to enhance safety there.

Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Fresh Meadows), state Sen. Toby Stavisky, (D-Whitestone) and Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) sent a letter to Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan requesting a comprehensive traffic safety review of the area.

“I am proud to announce the Department of Transportation has listened to the concerns and decided to take the necessary corrective actions,” Rozic said. “These measures will slow down drivers, make Main Street safer for pedestrians, and better protect our children and families.”

As part of the review, the DOT will remove two parking spaces at the Cherry Avenue eastbound approach north curb to provide easier visibility for left turning vehicles and add a “No Standing Anytime” sign and markings.

The DOT will also conduct a study on the feasibility of installing a signal that would give pedestrians more time to cross.

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