SEE IT! Street Riders NYC Build the Black Lives Matter Movement in Queens

One of the many signs.
One of the many signs.

Our Streetsfilm colleague Clarence Eckerson Jr. joined Street Riders NYC on their latest protest ride, this time taking thousands of cyclists through Queens.

The protest was the seventh “Justice Ride” by the group (which we profiled back in June). Eckerson was also on hand for an earlier ride in July that went from Manhattan to The Bronx and back.

Saturday’s Queens ride started at the Unisphere, headed west through Corona, Jackson Heights and Astoria before heading over the Queensboro Bridge and, eventually, to Gracie Mansion.



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Biking in western Queens is getting a welcome upgrade. The two-way bike lane on Vernon Boulevard has not had any type of protection from traffic since it was installed in 2013. The lane was frequently obstructed by drivers who used it as a parking spot. Now, DOT is installing barriers along the bikeway to keep cars out. The project received the most […]

DOT Opens Greenpoint Ave Bridge Bike Lanes — Now With Flex-Posts

DOT staff led a celebratory ride on the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge over Newtown Creek this morning to mark the completion of new bike lanes between Brooklyn and Queens. The lanes provide safer passage on what had been a nerve-wracking crossing next to fast-moving traffic and lots of trucks. The project was first proposed in 2010 and revived earlier […]

Ride the New Pulaski Bridge Bikeway With Streetfilms

Today was a milestone for traveling between Brooklyn and Queens: NYC DOT opened the Pulaski Bridge bike path to lots of cheers with a celebratory ride. Before today, the Pulaski Bridge walking and biking path was dangerously congested, with more pedestrians and cyclists crammed on to its narrow right-of-way every year. The solution? Convert one lane of the roadway to a two-way […]