Samuel Santaella Recent Posts OPINION: Swap Out Car Lanes for a Center-Running Bus Lane, Better Bike Facilities on Queens Boulevard By Samuel Santaella | Apr 26, 2022 | No Comments Here's a better way to fix of the 'Boulevard of Death' than the DOT has yet proposed. OPINION: Extend the Queens Boulevard Bike Lanes to Jamaica! By Samuel Santaella | Jun 23, 2021 | No Comments Cyclists need safety as they cross streets with highway-like conditions on the way to a shopping and transit hub. OPINION: Give Buses Signal Priority — Now! By Samuel Santaella | Sep 29, 2020 | No Comments The DOT's laborious process is holding up a sensible measure that will speed transit and could make riders safer in the age of COVID. Opinion: Gridlock Sam’s Ribbon Bridges Are Growing on Me By Samuel Santaella | Jul 20, 2020 | No Comments The proposed bike/ped spans would help active transportation citywide. In fact, we could use more of them! Op-Ed: A Tale of (Transporting) Two Families By Samuel Santaella | May 11, 2020 | No Comments Mobility options are unequal for different classes of New Yorkers — but not if we decide to invest in transportation alternatives. Op-Ed: One Small Step for Street Safety, One Giant Leap for Human Dignity By Samuel Santaella | Mar 24, 2020 | No Comments As New Yorkers stay home, it helps vulnerable road users to have a few extra seconds to cross a really wide, dangerous Queens street. Op-Ed: Commuter-Train Fare Cut Doesn’t Help Low-Income New Yorkers By Samuel Santaella | Mar 4, 2020 | No Comments Even with an intracity discount, the MTA continues to prop up a system of transit Apartheid. Op-Ed: Don’t Forget Us, Bike Mayor! By Samuel Santaella | Nov 29, 2019 | No Comments The position should focus on bringing infrastructure to the under-served, outer-borough areas that need it most. Op-Ed: Let’s Build Bus and Bike Infrastructure Together By Samuel Santaella | Oct 23, 2019 | No Comments It is disappointing that, as the boroughs finally modernize their bus services with bus lanes, stop-consolidation and more, cycling again seems left out of the picture.