Mayor Signs Council Member Chin’s Truck Route Safety Legislation

Community Board 3 Requests Pedestrian Safety Study on Several LES Streets

Residents, Politicos Celebrate New Pedestrian Safety Measures on Delancey, South Streets

Chin Calls on NYPD to Enforce Traffic Law; Suggests Possible Canal Street Truck Ban

Followup: Chin Calls on NYPD to File Charges Against Driver in Fatal Crash

Pedestrian Killed in Traffic Accident on Canal Street This Morning

Section of Delancey Street To Be Co-Named For Dashane Santana August 3

Stop Signs, Pedestrian Island Coming to Delancey Street at Pitt Street

Local Resident, Aided by State Senator, Wins Safety Improvements on Delancey Street

City Plans Safety Improvements at Bowery/Delancey Intersection

Residents Call on City to Improve Safety at Delancey and Pitt Streets

Local residents say it’s time to do something about the dangerous conditions for pedestrians at the intersection of Delancey and Pitt streets.

New Traffic Light Coming to Madison and Jefferson Streets

Madison and Jackson streets.

A new traffic light is coming to the intersection of Madison and Jefferson streets.  Back in July, Community Board 3 approved a resolution asking the Department of Transportation to look at beefing up safety at this location, since a playground, Gouverneur Healthcare Services and the Educational Alliance are all nearby. State Sen. Daniel Squadron also advocated for the new light, and this month his office received word from the DOT that the request has been approved.  The job is tentatively scheduled to take place by the end of April.


Memorial for Dashane Santana Sprouts

Mourners have been placing candles, flowers and other memorabilia at the site where the 12-year-old was killed Friday.

The sirens and flashing lights that marked the death of 12-year-old Dashane Santana Friday afternoon have disappeared from the intersection of Delancey and Clinton streets. In their place, her loved ones have launched a makeshift memorial of flowers, candles and photos at the entrance to the Williamsburg Bridge, where a minivan ended her life during a routine walk home from school. Click through for more photos.

Silver Urges Delancey Street Safety Improvements

Friday, Delancey Street.

On Friday, 12-year old Dashane Santana was killed by the driver of a minivan on Delancey Street. Today State Assembly Sheldon Silver is out with a letter he wrote to Transportation Department Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan:

I am writing to you once again in the wake of a tragic death on Delancey Street. The recent accident which took the life of 1 2-year-old Dashane Santana is yet another reminder that we must act immediately to improve safety conditions for pedestrians at several dangerous intersections on Delancey Street.  As I suggested several months ago, on the heels of a report detailing the large number of vehicle accidents on Delancey, the Department of Transportation (DOT) should undertake a comprehensive safety study and recommend improvements that would enhance protections for pedestrians at several intersections. In the meantime, there are several measures that could be implemented right away for the benefit of my Lower East Side community.

Family of Accident Victim Sues City; 523 Accidents at Essex & Delancey

Woman Struck by Garbage Truck at Essex and Delancey

Photo by Adrian Fussell.

In May, we reported that a 51 year-old woman was killed after being struck by a garbage truck on Delancey Street.  Witnesses indicated that Patricia Cuevas (Crockett) was walking in the street, alongside the barrier you see pictured above, and fell down before the tragic accident occurred.  The driver was not ticketed or changed with any crime.  But now, according to today’s Daily News, the victim’s family is suing the city, the driver and the owner of the truck for $20 million.

In the same article, the News says “crossing Delancey is taking your life into your hands.”  It cites state Department of Transportation statistics indicating 523 motor vehicle accidents have occurred at the intersection of Essex and Delancey in the past decade.