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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Star of Queens: Isa Abdur-Rahman, president & executive director, Farmers Boulevard Community Development Corporation

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Isa Abdur-Rahman

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: As president and executive director of the Farmers Boulevard Community Development Corporation, Isa Abdur-Rahman works to improve the boulevard’s image in the borough. “Our efforts are to revitalize Farmers Boulevard into a convenient, vibrant and inspiring main street for all of our residents,” he said. The organization is four years old. Abdur-Rahman has […]

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