Statement from Senator Squadron and Manhattan Borough President Stringer in Response to Today’s Tragic Crash at 145 Canal Street

Daniel L. Squadron

November 11, 2009

“Our heart goes out to the victims of today’s tragic crash on Canal Street and to their families. This incident is another painful reminder of the deep need to improve pedestrian safety and traffic management in Chinatown.  That’s why we proposed a 9-point plan for pedestrian safety for Chinatown; have been working closely with New York City Department of Transportation as they work to improve traffic and safety; and have been pushing legislation on this issue in Albany. We continue to believe it is both possible and imperative to overcome the unique pedestrian safety challenges our community faces. We look forward to continuing to work with our colleagues in government and with the NYC DOT on creative and aggressive solutions.”