Department of Transportation

DOT lifts parking restrictions along Northern Boulevard following complaints
Northeast Queens Courier Staff 8/29/2013 at 12:36PM

JOHANN HAMILTON The community has spoken, and they have been answered. There have been increasing complaints from business owners as well as neighborhood residents that the parking restrictions on certain blocks along Northern Boulevard are more of a hindrance than a benefit. Because of this, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) will be [...]

Citi Bike share program headed to Astoria
Citi Bike share program headed to Astoria
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 8/09/2013 at 4:07PM

Citi Bike is coming to Astoria. Although the Department of Transportation (DOT) has yet to set a timetable as to when the Citi Bike share program will be coming into Queens, Senator Michael Gianaris has announced he has worked with the DOT to include Astoria in the future plans. “Citi Bike will be a great [...]

Residents: Area around Whitestone park unsafe for pedestrians
Residents: Area around Whitestone park unsafe for pedestrians
Northeast Melissa Chan 7/25/2013 at 3:38PM

Getting to and from a Whitestone playground is no walk in the park, some residents say. The lack of a crosswalk or traffic controls at the 3rd Avenue and 147th Street entrance to Francis Lewis Park is dangerous to pedestrians, said Malba Civic Association president Alfredo Centola. “It’s a beautiful park,” Centola said. “These poor [...]

Forest Hills, Rego Park get more bike racks
Forest Hills, Rego Park get more bike racks
Central Melissa Chan 7/05/2013 at 9:42AM

Forest Hills and Rego Park cyclists are getting nearly 40 more places to lock up and park. The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) has installed most of its proposed 39 bike racks within Community Board 6, a spokesperson said, with remaining sites to be scheduled over the next few weeks. “Without a doubt, we need [...]

City to install pedestrian signs in LIC
City to install pedestrian signs in LIC
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 7/03/2013 at 11:38AM

Finding your way around Long Island City is going to get easier. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced the first phase of installations for the city’s new pedestrian sign system, WalkNYC. The program will install 100 free-standing signs by the end of the year in four initial areas including Chinatown, Herald Square and the [...]

Forest Hills biz owners: Parking plans would ‘kill us’
Forest Hills biz owners: Parking plans would ‘kill us’
Central Queens Courier Staff 6/28/2013 at 1:36PM

BY MELISSA CHAN AND ROSA KIM The city’s plans to make a dangerous Forest Hills intersection safer would crush local shops, business owners said. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has proposed turning 14 metered parking spots along Metropolitan Avenue, between 70th Drive and 71st Avenue, into No Standing zones. The measure is meant to improve [...]

State lawmakers approve speed cameras near NYC schools
News Cristabelle Tumola 6/24/2013 at 3:12PM

The New York State Legislature passed a bill over the weekend allowing for the installation of speed cameras near 20 schools with documented speeding issues. Drivers caught speeding by the cameras will face $50 fines. “The Legislature has clearly stated that the streets around our schools should be safe havens, not speed traps. Speed cameras [...]

Maspeth residents continue to fight truck traffic
Maspeth residents continue to fight truck traffic
Southwest Liam La Guerre 6/24/2013 at 12:42PM

Maspeth residents have road rage for big rig drivers. Community leaders and residents held a rally at the intersection of 64th Street and Flushing Avenue on June 20 to bring attention to a perceived excess of tractor trailer traffic in the area. Residents have long contended drivers ignore laws and use residential streets as shortcuts [...]

Parents, officials call for crosswalk outside Lindenwood school
Parents, officials call for crosswalk outside Lindenwood school
Education & Kids Terence M. Cullen 6/17/2013 at 1:36PM

As students poured out of school, a crowd gathered on the corner of 153rd Avenue and 83rd Street in Lindenwood. Passing through were parents and guardians, sometimes holding the hands of several children as they tried to cross 153rd Avenue toward the Lindenwood Shopping Center. The crossing guard shuttled people across 83rd Street, but could [...]

Long Island City, Astoria bike lanes to get makeover
Long Island City, Astoria bike lanes to get makeover
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 6/12/2013 at 3:45PM

Vernon Boulevard’s bike lanes are set to get a makeover this summer to provide extra safety for riders and more space for drivers. According to a plan the Department of Transportation (DOT) presented to Community Board 2 on June 6, the two one-way bike paths on each side of Vernon Boulevard would become a two-way [...]