First Step in Re-Engineering of Parkside Avenue

November 13, 2013 Updated Nov 13, 2013 at 12:23 AM EDT

By John Borsa

November 13, 2013 Updated Nov 13, 2013 at 12:23 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - We saw it first hand just last week -- drivers speeding down Parkside Avenue during rush hour even as residents hit the street in protest. Police were there to pull over careless drivers... but even that is not a long-term solution to the problem here.

"You can't expect police officers to sit at the corner of Parkside every day and write up every person who speeds by," said Amber Small of the Parkside Community Assoc.

So those who live in the Parkside Neighborhood are turning to the city, which has just commissioned a traffic study of Parkside Avenue. This is the first step, a meeting with residents to talk about their concerns. Dozens attended this workshop at St. Mary's School for the Deaf.

"My concern is my house has been hit twice by cars going around the corner at high speeds. I see a lot of women with baby carriages not able to cross the street - people ignoring, red lights," said Richard Wolf, a Parkside Ave. resident.