Preliminary ideas for the much-maligned Shore Street had been made public at a gathering held at Glen Cove Metropolis Corridor on July 12. Though the concept-art is step one to fixing Shore Street, residents agree that it’s a step in the precise route.
Since 2018, residents of the road in Sea Cliff and Glen Cove have banded collectively to fight what they see as the damaging driving tradition of Shore Street. The Shore Street Neighbors Group has been combating for a redesign of the thoroughfare, arguing that its design, lack of cease indicators and laws means drivers deal with it like a freeway, encouraging dashing.
The preliminary designs for Shore Street had been offered by Commissioner Kenneth Arnold of Nassau County’s Division of Public Works and Chris Laberty, an related visitors engineer assigned to the mission. They mentioned the design at size, fielding questions in regards to the proposed design and acknowledging the place additional enhancements could possibly be made. Neither could possibly be reached for remark after the assembly.
The design featured a number of notable enhancements to the street’s construction, together with the addition of pace displays, cease indicators and lights. The county isn’t including pace bumps as a result of it not builds them because of the injury they will trigger to automobiles’ suspension. The design included altering some multi-lane sections of the street into single lanes, to additional scale back visitors.
Sea Cliff Village Administrator Bruce Kennedy claimed the preliminary drawings confirmed a whole lot of promise for the residents who had been part of the five-year wrestle to replace Shore Street. Kennedy mentioned the pace displays would present drivers that they’re driving over the pace restrict in actual time.
“There’s a vital efficacy to those indicators in that when folks acknowledge the truth that they’re touring over the pace restrict, normally round 80 % of individuals instantly hit the brakes,” Kennedy asserted in a later interview. “Whereas the sketches had been preliminary, they confirmed a whole lot of the meat and potatoes we had been hoping for on this redesign.”
Shore Street resident Lora Cusumano from Glen Cove, one of many first to take up the torch for this mission and a founding father of the Shore Street Neighbors Group mentioned she and others who reside on the road will proceed to take an lively half within the ongoing discussions concerning future enhancements.
She plans to survey fellow residents about additional adjustments they’d prefer to see. She is going to ship the outcomes to Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, of Glen Cove, who has been working instantly with the SRNG since 2019 to get this mission accomplished.
“[The survey] is simply to get a extra normal consensus of a number of the issues the residents are on the lookout for, as a result of a number of the issues that we wish to see could be a wider sidewalk alongside one aspect of the street, and probably parking on just one aspect as effectively,” Cusumano mentioned. “The objective is to reduce visitors on the street and make it extra residential. We wish it to be safer for folks to take pleasure in it by with the ability to stroll and experience their bikes.”
DeRiggi-Whitton mentioned though Shore Street building has not but began, the preliminary idea plan gives a framework displaying residents that the county is taking their needs severely. She mentioned it’s nonetheless a work-in-progress and she or he is worked up in regards to the potential enhancements it will convey to the residents of Shore Street.
“The entire thought is to remind folks that they’re driving by means of a neighborhood, and to be cognizant of the truth that there are children there, folks strolling their pets, and simply to be as cautious as potential of their pace and consciousness,” DeRiggi-Whitton mentioned. “I additionally would hope that a number of the vans may additionally suppose twice earlier than approaching Shore Street, not solely due to the noise but in addition as a result of the dimensions of utilization is troublesome for a group like this to resist.”