Betty Jean DiBiaso Way

Betty Jean DiBiaso (1993-2015), a 21-year-old resident of Astoria, was killed in a hit-and-run accident while she was crossing the street at Ditmars Boulevard and 19th Street. In the aftermath of Ms. DiBiaso's death, the Department of Transportation, using community input, developed and implemented traffic safety measures in the Astoria Park area. These upgrades calmed traffic, separated cyclists from pedestrians and shortened the crossing distance for pedestrians.


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