Last summer, a group of Queens residents began organizing as the Queens Bike Initiative. Their mission: to push the city to build bike connections linking their neighborhoods in northern Queens to the borough’s parks. Nine months later, DOT has presented a plan to stripe a bike route on 31st Avenue [PDF], which the Queens Bike Initiative is lauding […]
We’re just catching up to this piece of good news in The Villager last week: With the Houston St. renovation project on the West Side finally nearing completion, we were pleasantly surprised to discover that the sidewalks between Sixth Ave. and W. Broadway on the street’s south side have doubled in width. And, in […]
Update: This vote has been postponed. Tomorrow, Queens Community Board 1 will decide whether to endorse a DOT plan for the beginnings of an east-west bike route, consisting of bike lanes and sharrows, on 31st Avenue. This phase would run between Vernon Boulevard and the BQE, with a second phase extending to the Flushing Bay Promenade. Local volunteers […]
The new and improved entry path to the Brooklyn Bridge Promenade from Downtown Brooklyn is finally rideable. If the rest of the bridge path ever gets a widening and makeover to match this one, it will become one of the great walking and biking connections in New York.
Community Boards: No Wonder They Are Only Advisory (Brooklyn Star) Upper East Side Greenmarket Ribbon Cutting (UGS) The Cost of Congestion (Daily Score) Debating the Path of Cortlandt Street (NYT) Governor, Mayor Open New Promenade In Battery Park City (NY1) Alternative Reality: Pushing for Greener, Safer Streets (NY Press) MAS on Lopate: AY is Lousy […]