Days after a member of Queens Community Board 4 said a protected bike lane on 111th Street won't be necessary because undocumented immigrants will be deported, Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg called the project "tremendously important" but stopped short of saying the city will definitely proceed with it.
Ann Pfoser Darby, a long-time member of Queens Community Board 4, argued last night that 111th Street by Flushing Meadows Corona Park doesn't need a protected bike lane because Donald Trump will deport "all the illegals." City Council Member Julissa Ferreras-Copeland is now calling for Borough President Melinda Katz to remove Darby from the board.
DOT has released a watered-down version of its redesign for 111th Street in Corona. The compromise has won over Assembly Member Francisco Moya, who had withheld his support for the original plan, saying 111th Street needed to retain more car lanes. The new design will not be as safe to cross as the original proposal. Instead of […]