Local advocates march for Queens Boulevard safety improvements

| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Members of Transportation Alternatives’ (T.A.) Queens Activist Committee and residents gathered on Saturday, December 14 to march down Queens Boulevard during the “Winter Wander” Rally to call for a safer thoroughfare. The advocates called for a redesign of the strip with pedestrian safety improvements, dedicated lanes for Select Bus Service (SBS) and protected bike lanes.

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Queens Boulevard Maintenance Work Will Remove Manhattan-bound E and F Local Track From Service

| jlane@queenscourier.com

A major track renewal and component replacement project along the Queens Boulevard Line will require Manhattan-bound E and F customers boarding at local stations between the Sutphin Boulevard (F) and 75th Avenue (E, F) stations to back-ride Queens-bound trains and then change for Manhattan-bound trains at non-affected stations. This will add about ten minutes to […]

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Pedestrian countdown signals saves lives on Queens Boulevard

| aaltman@queenscourier.com

Bye-bye “Boulevard of Death.” Sixty-six intersections along Queens Boulevard have acquired pedestrian countdown signals (PCS), the latest safety improvement made by the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) throughout the borough. These fixtures, among over 2,100 new countdown signals installed in Queens in 2011, inform walkers of how much time is left before the […]

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Car crash on Queens Boulevard


Police inspect a vehicle involved in an accident on Queens Blvd at 64th Road in Rego Park early Saturday morning, July 19. The passenger was injured while the driver was allegedly arrested on suspicion of DWI after the car crashed through the protection barrier on the island of the eastbound lanes.

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