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Riders board a NICE bus at the bus
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Riders board a NICE bus at the bus stop located between New Hyde Park Road and Pacific Ave. on Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square. In an effort to improve pedestrian safety, DOT is planning to move several bus stops located in the middle of blocks closer to existing crosswalks at the end of the blocks. (Sept. 13, 2012)(Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas)

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Hempstead Turnpike improvement

State transportation officials are launching an unprecedented, multipronged effort to improve safety along Hempstead Turnpike's 16 miles through Nassau County, perennially named the metropolitan region's deadliest road for pedestrians.