Northern Boulevard Bike Lane Lost In Time Like Tears In Rain

The extremely protected Northern Boulevard bike lane. Photo: Angela Stach

The pandemic must be over, because the Northern Boulevard temporary protected bike lane has completely disappeared.

Cyclists in Queens are fuming as they grapple with the complete erasure of the bike lane, an important safety measure city installed during the coronavirus pandemic as a quick fix to bring more protected bike infrastructure to the chaotic boulevard.

After the city was hit with a surprisingly big snow storm in December, the delineators were destroyed by the Sanitation Department as it plowed the street for cars, which allowed drivers to go back to parking on the curb and otherwise ignoring even the painted bike lane.

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