Protected streets advocates positioned white-painted strollers exterior Metropolis Corridor on Tuesday to demand motion from Mayor Invoice de Blasio after a 3-month-old lady died after a hit-and-run driver going the flawed manner brought about a multi-car wreck in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.
The eight “ghost” strollers mimic the white “ghost bike” memorials that bike advocates place at areas within the metropolis the place cyclists died in visitors.
“Mayor de Blasio is failing,” Transportation Options Government Director Danny Harris stated throughout a press convention with the strollers, which mimic white “ghost bike” memorials that bike advocates place at areas within the metropolis the place cyclists died in visitors.
“Mayor de Blasio, New Yorkers are dying in your streets. We want you to behave now — at present. There will be no extra excuses, no extra statements, no extra failed guarantees.”
“The place’s the motion? The place’s the urgency?” Harris requested, bemoaning that advocates “have to face right here, time after time” listening to “empty guarantees.”
Harris additionally admonished de Blasio for failing to arrange the town’s Reckless Automobile Abatement Program, which requires reckless drivers to attend a secure driving class and would probably impound their vehicles. No classes have been held, in accordance with Metropolis Corridor.
Tyrik Mott — who faces expenses for going the flawed manner down Gates Avenue earlier than crashing into one other automobile that hit the 3-month-old and her mom — nonetheless had his license on the time of the crash even after his car racked up 160 traffic violations, together with greater than 90 for rushing in metropolis college zones.
Talking at his day by day press convention shortly after the “ghost stroller” demonstration, de Blasio stated he this system is “one thing that I consider in basically” and that he was unsure why it had but to launch.
“I need to get clearer solutions on that too,” Hizzoner stated in response to questions on this system. “I need to discover out why this didn’t occur on a well timed foundation after which provide you with a pointy clear reply. I’m a robust believer in additional stringent penalties.”