Streetfilms: Tour de Queens 2009

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, probably due not only to this year’s beautiful weather but the fact that last year’s high temp was 96!

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Transportation Alternatives’ fourth annual Tour de Queens once again didn’t disappoint. Yesterday, 2,000 riders navigated the 18-mile, family-paced course, experiencing neighborhoods from Forest Hills to Jackson Heights. As usual, the festivities started and ended in fabulous Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the shadow of the iconic Unisphere.

This Week: Vision Zero Forums, Tour de Queens

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It’s a light holiday week on the Streetsblog calendar, but there are opportunities to weigh in on street safety in Brooklyn and Queens, get involved in the commuter tax break effort, and tour Queens by bike. Here’s what’s happening: Today: Share your concerns about street safety with DOT and Council Member Carlos Menchaca at a […]

Streetfilms: The First Tour de Queens

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Nearly 500 people braved the mid-90s heat yesterday to take part in the inaugural Tour de Queens, and Steetfilms’ Clarence Eckerson was there to document the occasion. In addition to discovering the borough’s best bike shop, viewers will see Congressman Anthony Weiner, stalwart defender of car commuters, deliver the following message of support to the […]