November 22, 2013
The New York Department of Motor Vehicles reports that a total of 21,969 collisions between vehicles and bicycles or pedestrians were recorded last year. The Rochester Pedestrian Accident Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices explain officials in Livingston County are hoping to reduce this number by launching a new transportation project aimed at improving roadway safety.
An article from The Lamron states the county’s planning department recently met and approved a program that will enhance road safety. The Village of Geneseo will serve as a pilot for the project.
Some of the improvements include creating a more pedestrian and bicycle friendly environment at intersections along Main, North, and Court streets. Furthermore, new lighting and better crosswalks are to be installed on Court Street, and a bus shelter will be built at the intersection of Center and Main. Areas for parking bicycles are also planned in the area.
Geneseo was selected as the first town to receive improvements because of its high population of students and tourists. If the project is successful, officials hope to expand it to other rural regions surrounding Rochester.
William Mattar is a Personal Injury Lawyer who recognizes the dangers cyclists and pedestrians face on the road. That’s why he and his firm are hopeful the project is successful in reducing the number of pedestrian accidents.