Gianaris urges Koch Bridge check after 4th crash

The Times Ledger wrote an article about the recent car accidents that have occured on a particular Queensborough Bridge off-ramp, which has prompted Senator Gianaris to appeal to the city Department of Transportation for increased safety measures.

State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) said he is asking the city Department of Transportation to do another comprehensive review of the Ed Koch-Queensborough Bridge off-ramps after a fourth car accident took place near the bridge last week.


“I think the DOT has not done enough to fix the traffic pattern there,” Gianaris said.




Gianaris said while some of the drivers were allegedly speeding, the DOT must still ensure the ramps are as safe as possible.


“Finger-pointing does not make people safer,” he said.

Read the full article here.