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City Unveils Clinton Street Mid-Block Crosswalk in Response to Complaints

(DNAINFO)  Allegra Hobbs | July 18, 2016 — Locals had expressed concern over a stretch of Clinton St. they say was hazardous without a crosswalk.

The city on Monday unveiled a new crosswalk and traffic lights to a stretch of Clinton Street that locals complained had posed a danger to pedestrians — particularly elderly neighbors — who would opt to either dodge the two-way traffic or trek down the block to the closest crosswalk.

The new crossing point now stands midway between East Broadway and Grand Street, connecting the Grand Street Guild housing complex and the Seward Park Cooperative — finally providing safe passage for neighbors who often braved the unprotected thoroughfare to shop at the nearby Fine Fare Supermarket, said a rep for the Grand Street Guild residents.

“There’s a lot of seniors, and there’s a supermarket here,” said Daisy Paez, president of the Grand Street Guild Tenant Association, who joined the Department of Transportation and elected officials in cutting a ribbon at the new crossing. “It’s very dangerous. Putting this intersection here will give cars the ability to stop and and let the people cross over.”

Source: City Unveils Clinton Street Mid-Block Crosswalk in Response to Complaints – Lower East Side – DNAinfo New York