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I.S. 89 Speed Gunning

StreetFilms was out at I.S. 89 in Manhattan last week working with Brooke DuBose and Graham Beck of Transportation Alternatives. The middle school students, with the help of Manhattan Youth's Bob Townley, organized an after-school speed gunning event in response to two recent accidents involving motorists and students crossing the West Side Highway on their way home from school.

All involved had a great time and took the opportunity to bring attention to the problems that face I.S. 89 and Battery Park City in a constructive way.

<br> <br> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">[intro music]</font> <br> </p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><i>Brooke DuBose:</i> [00:26] Sophia was the second young person in the neighbourhood who’s been hit by a car just in the last month. And parents and teachers alike have been concerned about the conditions out here, so we’re out here today with kids getting speeds on the radar again and we’re going to see how fast [unintelligible 00:40].</font></p> <p> <br></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"></font></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><i>Bob Townley:</i> [00:41] We have lobbied the Department of Transportation to create safer crossings, to not make a left turn lanes where they shouldn’t be. And today we’re out here with the kids documenting speeding cars and unsafe driving conditions.</font></p> <p> <br></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"></font></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><i>Brooke DuBose:</i> [01:00] So we’re concerned about the kids’ safety out here. The parents and the community members really want to see some improvement.</font></p> <p> <br></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"></font></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">[music]</font> <br></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><i>Bob Townley:</i> [01:12] There’s huge amounts of cars going over the 35 mile an hour speed limit. </font></p> <p> <br></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"></font></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">[music]</font> <br></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><i>Speaker:</i> [02:02] Thank you. </font> <br></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">[music]</font> <br></p> http://transcriptdivas.ca/transcription-canada/
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  • http://cos-mobile.blogspot.com Douglas Willinger

    They should build a Westway highway tunnel rather then have a wall of traffic on the surface.