New York tries to fix Harlem's 'Boulevard of Death'
The fast flow of traffic on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, shown above near West 145th Street, has left hundreds injured in vehicular accidents in recent years. So far this year, three people have died, including an 11-year-old girl riding her bicycle. In August, says Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, the City hopes to institute changes in what she calls "a boulevard of death." Harlem residents have been weighing in on changes to the thoroughfare since last July. Among the changes: 12-foot travel lanes, blamed for some of the speeding, would be narrowed, The New York Times reports.
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