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Pols Aim to Reduce Truck Use on 65th Place Woodside

 

July 24, 2012 By Christian Murray

Many Woodside residents who live on 65th Place are complaining that their street has been overtaken by trucks, causing traffic congestion, noise and pollution.

In response, politicians held a press conference on Monday to express their solidarity with the residents and to call on the Department of Transportation to help solve the problem.

Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and Congressman Joe Crowley joined community leaders on 65th Place to assure them that the street was not a truck route and that the trucks should not be there in such quantities. Trucks are only allowed to use the street for delivery purposes.

During the press conference, local residents also pointed out structural damage sustained by their properties cause by the vibrations from large trucks rumbling down the two-way street.

While 65th Place is a designated a “No Truck Route”, it lacks the necessary signage needed to make truck traffic aware, according to Van Bramer.

“These trucks are barreling through this quiet residential neighborhood,” Van Bramer said. “Enforcement must be upheld in order to put an end to this issue and the Department of Transportation can help us address this immediately by installing the proper signage to deter trucks from coming through this quiet neighborhood.”

“The fact that this is already a ‘No Truck Route’, yet trucks continue to plague local residents is simply unacceptable,” Crowley said.

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nobody

@oppressed masses –

43rd street is a two way which means it can carry local truck traffic. it is not supposed to be used as a pass through between northern and queens blvds.

however, since the east side access project has been underway, 43rd street has served as a main artery for construction equipment and deliveries.

i live on 43rd street north of the blvd. it’s loud and annoying. but 43rd ave is downright treacherous. any given morning sees trucks double, sometimes triple parked. angry cars get stuck behind them, honk, then attempt to speed past often ignoring stoplights and crosswalks. it’s really only a matter of time before there is a serious/fatal accident due to the negligence of the 108th in enforcing basic parking and traffic rules.

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dorothy neary

CONSIDER THE PROLIFERATION OF TRUCKS, BICYCLES, MOTORCYCLES,
SPEEDING CARS ON THE RESIDENTIAL BLOCK – 5100 ON 48THH STREET
WE HAVE A LARGE INCREASE OF CHILDREN AND CROSSING THIS STREET IS WORSE THAN QUEENS BLVD.

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Oppressed Masses

Can someone please inform on the truck route status of 43rd Street in Sunnyside, particularly north of Queens Blvd. Thanks.

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Craic Dealer

Does anyone know why it smelled like burning plastic and surfer yesterday evening?

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you all make me laugh

Just saw this story on NY1. How come NY1 says that trucks are in fact allowed to use that route legally? This needs clarification.

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capricorn

Sunnysider, you can always start your own site and keep it within the strict postal boundaries of the area.

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Roger_the_Shrubber

Instead of a press conference, a police checkpoint ticketing any trucks using the road would have gotten the message across in a hurry.

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