Eyes on the Street: A Bike-Friendly Approach to the Q’Boro

The new approach to the Queensboro, looking east, with access to the bridge path on the right. Photo: Clarence Eckerson

We’ve got another highlight from 2010 construction season to share with you. A two-way, protected approach to the Queens side of the Queensboro Bridge bike-ped path has been paved, striped and open for business since the end of October.

Clarence took these photos of the new approach, part of a package of bicycle and pedestrian improvements that NYC EDC is carrying out at Queens Plaza and vicinity. The project has been in the works for several years and, when finished, will encompass a major reallocation of real estate from cars and parking to public space, walking and biking. The bridge approach in these photos will be a link in a two-way path running from Northern Boulevard to Vernon Boulevard.

The view looking toward the East River.

And here’s the same angle a few months ago, when construction was getting started:

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