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The Five Towns' Most Dangerous Cut-Throughs?

What residential streets have become virtual busy highways for people taking shortcuts?

Some residential streets can feel like busy highways if they're frequently used as cut-throughs, and can pose a danger to unsuspecting pedestrians. What's a convenience to drivers in a hurry can be a hazard to other drivers or residents of the area.

What do you think are some of the most highly used and least appropriate cut through streets in the Five Towns and surrounding area? What threats do they pose and how do you think traffic could be better managed or avoided?

Tell us in the comments.

JustaMom October 16, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Westminster Rd. between Rockaway Tnpke. & Oxford Rd. without a doubt! Cars fly up & down to avoid the intersection of Peninsula & the Tnpke. Add ALL the parked cars for the 2 fast foods, phone store, & auto parts dealer on the Tnpke and it's a recipe for disaster. Residents have suggested that Westminster be a 1-way out onto the Tnpke for over 30 years. I forgot to mention that there are about 2 dozen children on this little block!
Steph D October 18, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Hewlett Parkway. Not only do these use this street as a cut through from Westervelt but cars and school buses do NOT stop at the stop signs.
J October 21, 2012 at 05:11 AM
Franklin Avenue
N G October 21, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Try Cedar Lane near the LIRR Woodmere Station. People come flying through there all day every day. Here's the best part, the sidewalks all have utility poles right in the middle forcing people into the street when walking. There are no sidewalks between Northwood Ln and Wyckoff Ave and even better, drivers coming up Northwood can make a virtual U-Turn onto Cedar Ln with no pedestrian safety - I was hit once. TOH could care less. BTW - did anyone notice yet ANOTHER bad car accident at the intersection of Pine Street and Central Avenue in Woodmere. It's a blind corner. It was a huge traffic nightmare today that sent one woman with chest pains to the hospital.
Michael Manzari November 08, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Too many people on their way to temple is not the problem. Real problems: Too many fast moving cars on turn of the century narrow streets.. Has any thought been given to making Bway and West Bwy one way--from Woodmere Blvd to the Burger King road cluster in Hewlwtt? More practically - face the reality and just slow down.. Mike M.


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