Friends, Family of Cohoes Teen Killed by Vehicle Want Change

COHOES, N.Y. -- For the second night in a row people in Cohoes held signs asking for change.

"It needs to be fixed and it can't be brushed to the side anymore you know,” said one of Knight's classmates.

"No more lives should be lost because of this,” said another classmate.

These two were Brittany Knight's high school classmates and they've walked across this part of 787 many times.

Brittany was hit by a passing car and killed while she was crossing on Thursday night. Her classmates and many others who have signed a petition want a pedestrian bridge to replace the cross walk. 

"You don't have to worry about lights you don't have to worry about all that-you can go up on the bridge and be on your way," said one of Knight’s classmates.

"The chances of that happening are probably highly unlikely,” Cohoes Mayor ,Shawn Morse.

Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse plans to present a different vision to the DOT on Tuesday.

It will be changes that alter the look of 787 when people enter Cohoes to look like the boulevard it's supposed to be. The mayor wants trees lining the streets, a 30 mile per-hour speed limit and all the red lights changing at the same time. 

"I think that's a reality and I think that reality really protects the whole stretch of Cohoes,” said the mayor.

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