Transit Lawmaker wants city to study Canal St. truck and street safety By DAN RIVOLI November 10, 2014 8:18 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email A spate of traffic deaths around Canal Street, including a 59-year-old Canadian man struck by a private sanitation truck last month, has prompted a local lawmaker to demand a study into truck traffic on the congested corridor. Councilwoman Margaret Chin said Monday she will draft a bill requiring the city Department of Transportation to study the city's truck routes and pedestrian safety. "As tourism increases and the population of lower Manhattan increases, the number of pedestrians walking across Canal Street isn't going down anytime soon," Chin said. "The city needs to consider the benefits of keeping trucks off Canal Street." The DOT said it would work with Chin's office on safety improvements and review dangerous locations along Canal Street. By DAN RIVOLI Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.