At the request of area residents, COMET submitted a request for a one-way street pattern for northern Maspeth. Residents state that the narrow streets make it difficult for cars, school buses or commercial trucks to pass one another and there have been numerous incidents where parked cars were side-swiped or had their mirrors knocked off. Last year during the snowstorm DSNY had to contend with oncoming traffic while plowing.
Some residents on and in the vicinity of Calamus Avenue also requested a study of the the streets bounded by 71st to 74th Streets between 51st and Calamus Avenue to help reduce traffic flow and deter commercial vehicles from cutting through their streets. This study was incorporated into the northern Maspeth study since these streets run through Maspeth and Woodside.
We will keep you updated about any upcoming meetings being held by Community Boards 2 & 5 regarding this issue.
See attached letter from NYC DOT.
Roe Daraio, President
COMET Civic Association