On May 24, Borziloke Zakolli was struck by a car and killed while crossing Central Avenue in Colonie. On June 16, Brittany Knight was struck by a car and killed while crossing intersection of Bridge Avenue on 787. With tragedy comes change. 

Over the next five years, the goal is to improve pedestrian safety throughout Upstate New York, as well as Long Island with the state proposing to spend approximately $110 million.

Statistics state that over 300 pedestrians are killed and 15,000 injured each year within New York state, which has led to the examination of all 200,000 crosswalks that do not have walk signals. Albany County will be one of the 20 locations focused on for improvements.

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