The McGuinness Boulevard Working Group released a study yesterday showing that two-thirds of drivers on Greenpoint’s little highway are speeding – many excessively so. Between 2005 and 2009, there were 57 crashes involving pedestrians along McGuinness Boulevard, almost 10% of which were fatal.
NAG – together with Transportation Alternatives, CB1 and local residents – is part of the Working Group. We have been documenting the dangerous conditions along McGuinness for a number of years now, but the threat continues pretty much unabated.
“Speeding along McGuinness Boulevard has been a problem for as long as I can remember and it’s getting worse,” said City Council Member Steve Levin. “We have to get speeding under control for the safety of bicyclists, pedestrians and other drivers.”