A walking tour along Main Street focuses on improving the safety along the busy street of roadway
Smithtown, NY (SmithtownRadio.com) - It’s a walking tour that could mean the difference between life and death.
Dan Burden walked Main Street yesterday with local leaders looking to improve the safety along the busy street of roadway. Burden is the former Florida state bicycle and pedestrian coordinator and runs the nonprofit Walkable Communities Inc., according to Newsday.
Newsday’s Carl MacGowan live tweeted the walk and says officials are intrigued by the suggestion of reducing the roadway to two lanes.
The busy stretch of Jericho Turnpike has been the site of numerous fatal accidents, including the 2009 hit-and-run of 12-year-old Courtney Sipes.
Continuing Coverage: The Safety of Main Street
Earlier this year, Senator Chuck Schumer put out a call for the New York State Department of Transportation to improve the roadway conditions.
Minor roadway changes have been implemented, including the addition of a fence.
Your Thoughts: Does more need to be done to improve the safety along Main Street?