5th Street conversion to occur in July or August, speed humps likely to come much later

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  1. Anonymous

    so basically they are making 5th st one-way without a stop sign or speed bumps. This will allow cars to travel down the road more quickly since there is no worry of oncoming traffic.

    This is a really BAD idea.

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  2. Anonymous

    Furthermore this will increase traffic on Center BLVD. There are too many lights on Vernon heading north. So those parked west of 5th st will drive down to Center blvd to go North and then drive up to Vernon to get to the Queensboro bridge.

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  3. To Anon

    Making 5th street one way will make the 5th street / 48th ave intersection a bit less crazy. It will also make it easier to turn onto 5th street, as cars turning onto 5th now are too busy checking both directions to pay attention to pedestrians. I've almost been hit a couple of times in just this manner while walking along 5th.

    But I agree that speed bumps will need to follow soon to slow traffic.

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  4. To Anon

    Thanks for a link to your blog of cherry picked quotes, Sarah Goodyear. I don't think you actually read what I wrote. Speed bumps and stop signs on 5th Street would be a good thing and reduce speeds. But I guess your proposal would have been to keep 5th Street a two-way but make it narrower so drivers have to be even more careful to avoid accidents.

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  5. bikesneedtofollowthe VTL

    LIC POST TAKES AWAY FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS!!!!!!Sheila Lewandowski, should worry about GYRO GUYS and not traffic, do you even drive, how about worrying that no bicyclist follows traffic rules and they will cause an accident.

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