This Week: Fighting for 111th Street, Celebrating Amsterdam Ave

Queens Community Board 4 still hasn’t voted for the redesign of 111th Street by Flushing Meadows Corona Park, a highway-like divided road that endangers neighborhood families trying to get to and from the park. Tomorrow, Mujeres en Movimiento, a group of Corona mothers who’ve mobilized for a redesign that shortens crossing distances and adds a two-way protected bike lane, make their case to CB 4 again.

One project where advocates finally overcame stubborn community board members is the new Amsterdam Avenue protected bike lane. Celebrate the new northbound bike route with a group ride on Wednesday.

Check the Streetsblog calendar for the full list of this week’s events.

  • Monday: DOT will present a plan for safety improvements on the Bronx side of the Randall’s Island Connector to Bronx Community Board 1’s Municipal Services Committee. 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: DOT will present a plan for bike lanes on Metropolitan Avenue and the Metropolitan Bridge to Brooklyn Community Board 1. 6 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: Mujeres en Movimiento will tell Queens Community Board 4 about why they support the 111th Street traffic calming project during the public comment section of its full board meeting. 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: After a long fight, Amsterdam Avenue finally has a protected bike lane between 72nd Street and 110th Street. Revel in the new street design with a celebratory ride on the newly-striped bike lane. 6 p.m.
  • Also Wednesday: Manhattan Community Board 4 will hear presentations on a number of projects, including an update from DOT on M23 Select Bus Service and a presentation from the MTA on the L train shutdown. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: The Jamaica Bay Greenway Coalition will host EDC and DOT to discuss bike lane improvements and ferry service coming to Jamaica Bay. 6:30 p.m.

Watch the calendar for updates. Drop us a line if you have an event we should know about.

  • walks bikes drives

    Before anyone goes out for a celebratory ride on the Amsterdam bike lane, they probably should note that it does not extend past 96th Street.

  • BBnet3000

    Let’s hope it goes better than the celebratory ride on the 20th Avenue protected lane.