The City of Paterson and EZ Ride Transportation Management Association kicked off their Street Smart NJ pedestrian safety campaign on Wednesday.
Paterson Mayor Andrew Sayegh, Councilman Luis Velez, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale and members of the Police Department, Passaic County Freeholder John W. Bartlett and EZ Ride Deputy Director Lisa Lee participated in a news conference kicking off the event.
“It’s great to have our county’s largest city participating in Street Smart NJ,” said Freeholder Bartlett, who serves as First Vice Chair of the NJTPA’s Board of Trustees. “Safety is a top priority in Passaic County and for the NJTPA, which has provided more than $13 million to the County for improvements through its Local Safety Program. That includes $4 million for improvements to Main Street in Paterson and the Board is set to vote on another $8.56 million for the Lakeview Avenue corridor at its meeting next month.”
The public education and enforcement initiatives will be focused at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Broadway. Memorial Drive ranks first in Passaic County and 11th in the NJTPA region on the list of corridors with a high number of pedestrian crashes.
WIPX 11 News covered the kick off event. Click the link below to view the report: