This is an update to our April announcement "$12 million awarded for NY P-SAP local call"
Governor Cuomo announced $62 million in funding as part of the governor's five-year $110 million New York State Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, which calls for a systemic approach to proactively address safety issues and minimize the potential for crashes through engineering, enforcement and education. More than $22 million went towards pedestrian safety projects on state roads, which are currently underway, while $40 million is being invested to enhance pedestrian safety on local roadways. Funding is being provided for cost-effective upgrades that greatly improve safety for pedestrians. Upgrades could include the installation of high visibility crosswalk markings and additional signs, as well as signalization enhancements.
A total of $12.78 million has been allotted on Long Island, including:
$2.78 million to Suffolk County for locations in the towns of Huntington, Islip, Brookhaven, Smithtown and Babylon, for Phase 1 of Suffolk County’s Pedestrian Signal Safety Improvement project
$4.13 million to Suffolk County for locations in the towns of Huntington, Islip, Brookhaven, Smithtown, Riverhead and Southampton, for Phase 2 of Suffolk County’s Pedestrian Signal Safety Improvement project
$330,000 to Nassau County for a project in the village of Great Neck Plaza in the town of North Hempstead for curb extensions at the intersection of South Middle Neck Road and Barstown Road
$4.22 million to Nassau county for locations in the towns of Hempstead, Oyster Bay and North Hempstead, the village of Freeport in the town of Hempstead, and the city of Glen Cove, for safety improvements at uncontrolled crosswalks
$1.32 million to the town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County
Long Island Streets has been working with Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PSAP) educational materials and engaging with the Governors Traffic Safety Committee on best practices for bringing the messaging down to and throughout Long Island. In addition, we have engaged with NYSDOT Region 10 and several municipalities on the funding applications to make certain we squeezed the maximum amount of local funding available. Long Island Streets is the only not-for-profit covering Nassau County and Suffolk County actively engaging with local, state and regional agencies on PSAP.