Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Jackson Heights

Ferreras-Copeland and Peralta to DOT: Fix Northern and Junction

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Following the hit-and-run killing of 17-year-old Ovidio Jaramillo at the intersection of Northern Boulevard and Junction Boulevard last week, local elected officials and DOT Queens Commissioner Nicole Garcia toured Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst streets yesterday with an eye toward safety improvements. Northern and Junction are wide two-way streets, with Northern being especially large. Both are priority corridors […]

Queens Residents Launch Campaign for Bike Lanes Connecting Parks

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Northern Queens residents who want to safely bicycle to nearby parks are trying to convince the city to install new bike lanes in neighborhoods from Astoria to Corona. It all started with a post by Sergio Peçanha to a Jackson Heights neighborhood forum about two weeks ago. With Travers Park and the adjacent 78th Street play street set for reconstruction soon, Peçanha wanted […]