Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Astoria

The 20th Ave Protected Bike Lane — Almost Totally Functional, But Not Quite

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In the spring, NYC DOT striped a two-way, parking-protected bike lane on 20th Avenue connecting to the Astoria waterfront, but for weeks drivers kept parking in it. Queens residents tweeted their frustration with car owners failing to observe the new parking regulations: New protected bike lane on 20th ave @NYPD114Pct @pwbnyc @MakeQueensSafer @juanjohnhans_ @NYC_DOT pic.twitter.com/YlLZFgtzgy — Queens Bike (@qnsbike) June 12, 2016 […]

Eyes on the Street: A Proper Bike Lane on Shore Boulevard

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The new two-way bike lane on Shore Boulevard in Astoria is rounding into form and just needs some finishing touches from DOT. With the bike lane, which replaced the northbound car lane on Shore Boulevard, pedestrians and cyclists will no longer have to awkwardly share the asphalt path inside the edge of Astoria Park, and crossings between the park […]

After Fatal Hit-and-Run, Queens CB 1 Calls on DOT to Redesign 21st Street

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Queens Community Board 1 endorsed a resolution late last night asking DOT for a “comprehensive redesign of the entire length of 21st Street along Complete Street principles.” The vote comes after a hit-and-run driver killed 45-year-old Sean Crume walking across 21st Street at 30th Road, where there is no signalized crossing, earlier this month. It was the fourth fatality on […]

DOT Proposes East-West Bike Route on 31st Ave in Queens

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Last summer, a group of Queens residents began organizing as the Queens Bike Initiative. Their mission: to push the city to build bike connections linking their neighborhoods in northern Queens to the borough’s parks. Nine months later, DOT has presented a plan to stripe a bike route on 31st Avenue [PDF], which the Queens Bike Initiative is lauding […]