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In the fight to realize Vision Zero, an intersection we can’t ignore
Long Island City, NY (July 20, 2017)—Following Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent announcement of $17 million in capital funds to redesign the three-way intersection of Queens Boulevard, Thomson Avenue, and Van Dam Street in front of LaGuardia Community College to improve the area’s safety, LaGuardia President Gail O. Mellow and City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer co-authored an opinion essay to urge the mayor and his team to keep the focus on pedestrian and cyclist safety when planning the redesign. They urge him to oppose any effort to widen lane widths, which encourage vehicles to drive faster, and support the widening of sidewalks in front of LaGuardia to better accommodate the thousands of people going in and out of the college and nearby schools.
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