We urge Nassau County to include 4-foot shoulders and a paved pedestrian walkway along West Shore Road between Oyster Bay and Bayville. At a minimum, the inclusion of these features would improve the environment for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians.
Unfortunately, the County is reluctant to include these safety measures in the West Shore Road reconstruction, which will be funded with your tax dollars. We need your help to keep the pressure on!
- West Shore Road’s Accident Rate is 400% greater than the average accident rate of New York State two-lane roads. (source: Nassau County and NY State accident report data 2009-2011)
- West Shore Road has average daily traffic of over 10,000 vehicles per day, yet fails to meet the New York State minimum safety requirements for roads with average minimum daily traffic of only 400 vehicles. (Source: NY State Department of Transportation Design Criteria)
Please sign the petition to the right and comment on this important issue below. Motorists cannot maneuver around pedestrians or cyclists without safe, wide shoulders.
UPDATE: Our founder, John Quirk, is running for Nassau County Legislator 18th District. Visit his campaign site JohnBQuirk.com and vote for him in November!