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Letter: Narrowing turnpike won't add safety

Crossing in the middle of the block, this

Crossing in the middle of the block, this pedestrian makes his way across Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square without the aid of a designated cross walk. (Jan. 11, 2012) Photo Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas

It saddens me to think yet another human being has lost her life to the traffic of Hempstead Turnpike ["Family's agony," News, June 16].

I honestly do not understand how anyone can hit someone -- or anything -- without stopping to see what just occurred. Aside from this, you cannot micromanage every aspect of the road. With all due respect to Ryan Lynch of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, who argues for more traffic-safety measures, narrowing the lanes from three to two would just create more congestion. Does he travel Hempstead Turnpike east and west daily? Most of the time it's a traffic nightmare.

Why not put the exorbitant taxes we pay into pedestrian skywalks and repaving?

Diana Blasic, Levittown
 

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