The South Shore Traffic Improvement Initiative was launched in 2015 with the goal of identifying simple solutions to common traffic issues utilizing a hyper-local focus with a “zip code by zip code” approach. From 2015 to 2016, Council Member Borelli contacted the New York City Department of Transportation with traffic improvement proposals for the neighborhoods in the 10307, 10309, 10312, 10308 zip codes.
The proposals consisted of requests which were simple in terms of practicality and feasibility, making it easier for the Department of Transportation to act on, and included requests for the installation of safety signage, crosswalks, wear and tear repairs, and sidewalk maintenance, among other requests. Below is a snapshot of some of the requests that were approved:
- 10309: After repeated requests from the Tides of Charleston senior community, a formal request for the installation of a sidewalk along the undeveloped portion of Veterans Road West was submitted. The Department of Transportation approved the request and an Americans with Disabilities Act sidewalk was installed along Veterans Road West, from Arthur Kill Road to Bricktown Way. You can read some news coverage about this over at the Staten Island Advance.