Laura Shepard Recent Posts Everybody Wants Something — But Especially Transit — at Sunnyside Yards By Laura Shepard | Oct 25, 2018 | 27 Comments Tens of thousands of people may one day be housed over the rail yard. Will the subway and LIRR be ready? Public to DOT: Give Us Safety On Northern Boulevard By Laura Shepard | Oct 17, 2018 | 1 Comment Opponents and supporters of prior street safety battles agree that the "New Boulevard of Death" must be fixed. Rep. Joe Crowley Just Can’t Stop Complaining About Queens Bike Lanes By Gersh Kuntzman and Laura Shepard | Oct 2, 2018 | 11 Comments Really, Congressman, it's getting embarrassing at this point. Queens Community Board Continues Secret Shenanigans to Raise Money to Kill Northern Boulevard Bike Lane By Laura Shepard | Sep 17, 2018 | 9 Comments They got caught sneaking around last year. But rogue CB11 members are back to their old tricks. Yes, Mr. Mayor, the U.S. Open Turns Flushing Meadows Park into a Parking Lot By Laura Shepard | Sep 7, 2018 | 10 Comments Sure, the tennis tourney generates revenue for the city, but Queens residents are treated like garbage for three weeks. City Loading Zone Plan Will Help Ease Traffic On Austin Street In Queens — But Local Pols Still Oppose It By Laura Shepard | Aug 27, 2018 | 5 Comments Loading zones reduce congestion and improve safety in commercial areas. Why do politicians instinctively support on-street car storage instead? City Abandons “Clear Curbs” Program That Reduced Traffic Congestion And Made Roosevelt Avenue Safer By Laura Shepard | Aug 20, 2018 | 19 Comments A program that made Roosevelt Avenue safer gives way to local concern about lost business. The Hudson River Greenway Needs Great Design, Not Knee-Jerk Security Fixes By Laura Shepard | Jun 22, 2018 | 19 Comments The greenway is bursting at the seams during warmer months and needs to be widened to handle the peak volume of bike and pedestrian traffic it carries. Queens Residents Protect Cyclists on 43rd and Skillman With Their Bodies, and Demand to Be Counted By Laura Shepard | Jun 7, 2018 | 28 Comments "How many lives is a parking spot worth?" went the chants. DOT Doesn’t Plan to Rip Out the Dyckman Street Protected Bike Lanes — For Now By Laura Shepard | May 9, 2018 | 49 Comments Project supporters outnumbered critics at last night's CB 12 hearing, but Gale Brewer, Adriano Espaillat, and Marisol Alcantara sent surrogates to attack Dyckman's new design and call for its removal.