Tag: families-for-safe-streets

Sammy’s Law passed: Queens leaders hail new legislation enabling NYC to lower speed limits for safer streets

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May. 1, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Queens Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas and State Senator John Liu joined community advocates Tuesday to celebrate the passage of Sammy’s Law, a legislation that allows for New York City to determine its own speed limits, in the latest New York State budget. The legislation is meant to help reduce traffic…
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After surge of traffic violence, Queens leaders demand safer streets especially for children


Mar. 25, 2024 By Bill Parry Following a tragic week on Queens streets where three pedestrians — 43-year-old Natalia Garcia-Valencia, 58-year-old Elisa Bellere and 8-year-old Bayron Palomino Arroyo — were fatally struck by unsafe drivers, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards announced that he has allocated $1.5 million in capital funding for street safety improvements on…
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Queens lawmaker joins rally for traffic safety measures following tragic death of 8-Year-old boy in East Elmhurst


Mar. 19, 2024 By Bill Parry State Sen. Jessica Ramos, joined by other elected officials and safe streets advocates, rallied Friday to demand the NYS Assembly include Sammy’s Law and other traffic safety measures in the final state budget—just two days after 8-year-old Bayron Palomino Arroyo was struck and killed in her district while walking…
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