Streetfilms: Queens Boulevard Bike Pool

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 the need for a
bike lane, and give the borough’s bike commuters a safe ride
home.

I joined up with the ride last month. The next bike pool is tomorrow — Friday, June 12.

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