From StreetFilms’ Elizabeth Press: Have you ever wished you could explore the borough of Queens on a bike with a large group of people? Maybe you have heard of or ridden in the Tour de Brooklyn or the Tour de Bronx and thought it would make sense for Queens to have a ride of its […]
A celebratory bike ride this evening will mark the installation of bike lanes on Queens Boulevard — a safety improvement years in the making. Take a ride down Queens Boulevard in 2009 with this Streetfilm featuring the “bike pool,” organized to encourage safety in numbers for cyclists on the Boulevard of Death. Things will look quite […]
Last week we saw citizens of Minneapolis explain the many ways they rely on transit service to conduct their daily business. Streetfilms’ Robin Urban Smith captured New Yorkers doing the same, as Transportation Alternatives collected letters to state lawmakers from Queens residents who oppose possible MTA fare hikes and service cuts. If you haven’t yet […]
DOT's design for the Queens Boulevard capital project calls for placing the bike lane on a mountable curb, which would do little to prevent incidents like this.
On the second Friday of the month, the Transportation Alternatives Queens Committee leads a bike pool along Queens Boulevard. This street is a critical yet dangerous part of many Queens bike commutes. By riding in a group each month, pool members aim to educate drivers that bikes are on the street, make a statement about […]
On Sunday, Transportation Alternatives’ Second Annual Tour de Queens took riders on an 18-mile circuit through St. Albans, Kew Gardens, Hollis, and many other neighborhoods. Once again, the Queens Museum of Art in Flushing-Corona Park helped host the event, and museum president Tom Finkelpearl rode the entire route. There were many more riders this year, […]